1:40PM: Jeff Gorton said “We liked Danny Kristo’s game as a first-year pro, his ability to skate, we learned in the playoffs how important it is to skate.”(Rangers)
11AM: In his first season in the AHL, Danny Kristo scored 25 goals and added 18 assists in 65 games.
By month, Kristo scored:
- October: 7 goals, 5 assists and 23 shots in 10 games
- November: 3 goals, 2 assists and 21 shots in 9 games
- December: 2 goals, 3 assists 32 shots in 10 games
- January: 4 goals, 3 assists and 25 shots in 11 games
- February: 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots in five games
- March: 4 goals, 2 assists, 25 shots in 12 games
- April: 4 goals, 2 assists, 14 shots in 8 games
Kristo, 24, showed his offensive talents at certain times in Hartford but “mostly looked out of place on a team that plays a very-two-way-game.” If he is put into the right situation Kristo can be an effective player and needs to be given some freedom to create his own opportunities or he will be “ineffective.” (HF)
For more on Danny Kristo, including most of the goals that he scored this past season, CLICK HERE.
Kristo is entering the final-year of his tw0-year entry-level contract that has a cap hit of $875,000 and an AHL salary of $65,000.