Read: Danny Kristo Is Glad He Stayed Four Years In College/Is Impressing Alain Vigneault

Danny KristoDanny Kristo spent all four years of his college eligibility at the University of North Dakota.

Kristo averaged over a point per game in his college career, 161 points in 157 games.

  • 09-10: 15 goals and 21 assists in 41 games
  • 10-11: 8 goals and 20 assists in 34 games
  • 11-12: 19 goals and 26 assists in 42 games
  • 12-13: 26 goals and 26 assists in 40 games

He also had six game winning goals as a senior.

Kristo told the team’s website that his decision to stay for his senior season was big for his development, “I played a ton of minutes offensively but to be able to be first PK and playing a ton there and being on the ice trying to shut down their top guys. It had a lot to do with my development last year, especially my defensive game. Staying for me senior year definitely benefited me.”

His coach at North Dakota told NHL.com that as a senior Kristo handled a much bigger role and matured from a talented player into a “pro.”

As a senior, Kristo was a Hobey Baker Finalist, First Team All-Star and a First Team All-American.

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In his first preseason game, Kristo played 17:24, had an assist, two shots and one that missed the net.

Alain Vigneault said that he was very impressed with Kristo’s game against the Devils and that he showed a lot of poise with the puck and offensive skill.

Kristo said after the game against the Devils, that he felt good and Traverse City helped him get his legs under him.