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#7 Danny Kristo
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 188
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Previous Team: Omaha-USHL
Major: Recreation and Tourism Studies

Danny Kristo
Release: 07/21/2010
2009-10 (Freshman): Named the WCHA Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-WCHA Rookie Team ... Named the WCHA Freshman of the Year by and was INCH National Rookie of the Year runner-up ... Also named to INCH Freshman All-America Team ... Selected to the College Hockey News All-Rookie Team ... Voted UND's Rookie of the Year ... Also named UND's Male Rookie of the Year (all sports) ... Two-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 1, March 3) ... Led all NCAA freshmen in power-play goals (nine) ... Led all WCHA rookies in points (36), points per game (0.88), goals (15) and power-play points (20) ... Became the first Sioux to win the WCHA rookie scoring race since Brady Murray in 2003-04 ... Ranked fourth nationally in freshman scoring ... Finished third on the team in scoring ... His nine power-play goals were tied with Zach Parise (2002-04) for seventh-most by a Sioux freshman ... Put together a UND season-best 13-game point streak from Feb. 13 to March 20 ... Had seven goals and nine assists during that stretch, including a pair of game-winning goals ... Scored at least one point in each of UND's six WCHA playoff games, finishing with two goals and four assists with a +4 rating ... Named the MVP of UND's Subway Holiday Classic tournament (Nov. 27-28) ... Enjoyed eight multi-point games, including a pair of three-point games ... Had two goals and an assist in a 5-5 tie with top-ranked Miami (Nov. 28) ... Had a goal and two assists in an 8-1 win at fourth-ranked St. Cloud State (Feb. 13) ... Scored game-winning goals at Colorado College (Feb. 27) and against Minnesota (March 12, Game 1, WCHA First Round) ... Had a team-leading 142 shots on goal on the season ... Collected his first career point with an assist in the season opener against Merrimack (Oct. 9) ... Scored his first career goal in a 4-2 win at Michigan Tech (Nov. 6) ... Earned first letter ... Led United States to gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in January ... Had eight points and a +5 in seven tournament games ... Also had a team-high 31 shots on goal.

Before UND: Selected by Montreal in the second round (56th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2008-09 season with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 57 points (22 goals, 35 assists) in 50 games ... Led the team in assists and ranked third on the squad with eight power-play goals ... Selected to play in the 2009 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game ... Enjoyed 16 multi-point games ... Scored 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his last seven regular season games ... Had three goals in three playoff games ... Invited to 2009 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Represented the United States at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, and had one goal in six games ... Led the United States to a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior ‘A' Challenge in Camrose, Alberta, where he was a teammate of fellow UND freshman Michael Cichy ... Spent the previous two seasons with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program ... In 2007-08, played in 56 games for the Under-18 team and notched 21 goals and 17 assists for 38 points ... Finished second on the team in goals ... Led USA to a first-place finish at the 2008 Under-18 Five Nations tournament ... Also led USA to a bronze medal at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship ... In 2006-07, appeared in 59 games with the Under-17 team and posted 12 goals and 16 assists.

Personal: Majoring in recreation and tourism studies ... Son of Mark and Mary Kristo ... Father played hockey at Bemidji State from 1971-75 and was named to BSU's ‘50 Legends For 50 Years' team ... Second cousin of UND junior defenseman Ben Blood.

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
Totals 41 15 21 36 4/8 9 0 2 +9

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
Totals 28 10 13 23 3/62 6 0 1 +4

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"May the logo and the Fighting Sioux name live on forever!"
Ralph Engelstad - October 5, 2001

It is great sadness that this statement will not hold true!
"You can take away the name but you can't take away the spirit"
Allen Orwick - September 12, 2010