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"He's one of the best offensive talents I've seen in my years of closely following college hockey." - Joe Gladziszewski, InsideCollegeHockey.com

"Kristo has become one of the most exciting players to watch in all of college hockey. His blinding speed, good puck skills and slick release give him that edge-of-your-seat quality." - Chris Peters, CBSSports.com

“He has proven and shown how great of a friend and teammate (he is), and how much he really cares about getting a ring, and how much he cares about this program. He is probably the number one guy on the team that would do anything for any of our teammates. He would take a bullet for any guy on the team.” – UND senior defenseman Joe Gleason

Championships

  • 2011-12 WCHA Tournament Champions
  • 2010-11 WCHA Tournament Champions
  • 2010-11 WCHA Regular Season Champions
  • 2009-10 WCHA Tournament Champions
  • 2010 IIHF World Under-20 Hockey Championship gold medal

Awards & Honors

  • Assistant captain
  • 2012-13 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist
  • 2012-13 College Hockey News Player of the Year
  • 2012-13 All-College Hockey News First Team
  • 2012-13 All-WCHA First Team
  • 2012-13 NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team
  • 2012-13 UND Virg Foss 3-Star Award
  • 2012-13 HCA Player of the Month Honorable Mention (February)
  • 2011-12 UND Virg Foss 3-Star Award
  • 2011-12 NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team
  • 2011-12 Tim & Becky A. O'Keefe Hockey Scholarship Endowment
  • 2009-10 WCHA Rookie of the Year
  • 2009-10 All-WCHA Rookie Team
  • 2009-10 INCH WCHA Freshman of the Year
  • 2009-10 INCH National Rookie of the Year runner-up
  • 2009-10 INCH Freshman All-American Team
  • 2009-10 College Hockey News All-Rookie Team
  • 2009-10 UND Male Rookie of the Year (all sports)
  • 2-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (2/27/13, 11/20/12)
  • 2-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (12/01/09, 3/03/10)

Notable

  • Leads all active NCAA DI players in career points (161), and goals (68)
  • Tied for second in the national scoring race with a career-high 52 points
  • Leads the WCHA and is tied for second nationally with a career-high 26 goals
  • Leads the nation in points (38) and goals (21) since Dec. 8
  • Has reached the scoresheet in 31 games, tied for second-most in the nation
  • Ranks third nationally in goals per game (0.65)
  • Ranks sixth nationally in points per game (1.33)
  • Tied for third nationally with 6 GWG
  • Tied for 10th nationally with 2 SHG
  • Also leads the nation in GWG (5) during that time
  • Had five goals in six playoff games this season, four of them in the third period
  • Put together point streaks of 8, 7, 6, 5,and 4 games this season
  • Eighteen of his 26 goals came with UND trailing or tied
  • Led the team with a +17 rating
  • Became UND's first player with four 20-assist seasons since Jeff Panzer (1997-2001)
  • Ranks 18th on UND's career scoring list
  • Tied for 6th all-time at UND with 13 career game-winning goals
  • Has logged approximately 50 hours of community service in his career
  • Has volunteered for multiple organizations, including: Special Olympics, Northlands Rescue Mission, Mortar Board, Grand Forks Public Library, Empire Arts Center

 

Kristo's Career Overall Statistics:

Year

  GP

  G

  A

 PTS

      PEN

PPG

SHG

GWG

 +/-

2009-10

41

15

21

36

4/8

9

0

2

+9

2010-11

34

8

20

28

9/18

2

0

2

+6

2011-12

42

19

26

45

11/33

7

1

3

+16

2012-13

40

26

26

52

12/24

5

2

6

+17

Totals

157

68

93

161

36/83

23

3

13

+48


Kristo's Career WCHA Statistics:


Year

  GP

  G

  A

PTS

      PEN

PPG

SHG

GWG

 +/-

2009-10

28

10

13

23

3/6

6

0

1

+4

2010-11

20

3

9

12

7/14

2

0

1

-4

2011-12

28

13

16

29

9/29

3

1

2

+8

2012-13

28

17

20

37

10/20

2

2

2

+12

Totals

104

43

58

101

29/60

13

3

6

+20


Articles

Kristo fulfilling a dream by playing at UND : Grand Forks Herald

NCAA prospects ready to break through : HockeyProspectus.com

Pair of North Dakota prospects are on fire : ProHockeyTalk.com

Q&A with Danny Kristo : Grand Forks Herald

Kristo returning for senior season : Grand Forks Herald

Video

On his decision to return for his senior year : Through These Doors (3/07/13)

Graham Crackers & Milk : Through These Doors (2/21/13)

Danny Kristo, Spotlight Student-Athlete : UND Sports TV (12/26/12)