kristo IIMONTREAL, QUE – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced todaythat the Canadiens have signed forward Danny Kristo to a two-year contract.  As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  The forward is scheduled to join the Bulldogs on the road.

Kristo, 22, played 40 regular season games this season for the University of North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association registering 52 points (26 goals, 26 assists), a +17 rating and 24 penalty minutes while ranking first on the team in goals and points.  The 5’11”, 188-pound forward finished tied for second in the NCAA in goals and points while ranking third in the NCAA with six game-winning goals and was named one of the Top 10 Finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.   The native of Edina, Minnesota spent four seasons with the University of North Dakota posting 161 points (68 goals, 93 assists) and 83 penalty minutes in 157 regular season games from 2009-2013.  Kristo was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 56th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.