|Assets:||Has exceptional skating ability, including both power and acceleration. Works hard and boasts sound offensive acumen at lower levels, as well.|
|Flaws:||Is undersized for the NHL game, so he will have to add more strength to be better able to win corner battles. Has had off-ice issues in the past.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy depth winger with a little upside.|
|WCHA||Rookie of the Year||2009-10|
|WCHA||First All-Star Team||2012-13|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2012-13|
|10/01/2014||Assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|8/18/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||New York Rangers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/22/2014||Recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|9/25/2013||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|7/02/2013||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|4/03/2013||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|4/03/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/18/2008||Returned to his junior team (Omaha-USHL).|
|7/02/2013||New York Rangers traded Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens for Danny Kristo.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (56th overall) in 2008.|
Vigneault impressed with Ranger youngsters | 09/22/2013 9:20 AM
NewsCoach Alain Vigneault has been very impressed with rookies Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg.
ImpactThe Rangers dealt Christian Thomas in the off-season to Montreal and received Kristo in return and thus far they are happy with his play as well as Fast and Lindberg. "They're all going to get the opportunity to play in situations where they can succeed," Vigneault said. "When you're talking about Fast and Kristo, they're supposed to be offensive players, so I'm trying to get them on lines to match their skill level. With four games in five nights coming up, we're going to get a real good read on where our young players are. So far none have let us down; it's been exciting to see the young energy." Look for Kristo to start the season in the minors as he played NCAA last season where he scored 26 goals and 52 points in 40 games.
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