Kristo, 26, spent the past four seasons in the AHL, including stints with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2012-13), Hartford Wolf Pack (2013-15), and Chicago Wolves (2015-16).
In 2015-16, the 6’0, 185-pound forward lead the Chicago Wolves in scoring (25 goals) and finished second in total points (48) in 71 regular season games.
In 2014-15, he ranked third on Hartford with 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 72 regular season games, while he posted six points (three goals, three assists) in 15 playoff games, helping the Wolf Pack reach the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way entry level contract with forward Jordan Kyrou.
The Blues selected Kyrou with a second-round pick acquired from the Calgary Flames at the 2016 NHL Draft in June.
“I want to come here and show them what I can do,” Kyrou said after the draft. “I think it was a good idea (to trade for me), so I’m going to show what I can bring to the table and do my best.”
The Toronto, Ont. native is known for his speed and agility in all three zones. In two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, Kyrou has been used on the first power play and penalty kill units, indicating his potential as a versatile player.
Kyrou scored 17 goals and 34 assists (51 points) in 65 games with the Sarnia Sting last season.
Hutton signed as back up….plenty of experience there.
The Blues signed Allen to a four-year, $17.4 million contract extension on July 1, one week after they traded Elliott, 31, to the Calgary Flames, so the 25-year-old will get his first chance in the NHL to start 60-plus games in a season.
“It’s going to be a challenge, no question, but I’m really looking forward to it,” Allen said. “It’s going to be a fun opportunity for me. I feel like I play my best when I’m playing all the time, get in the rhythm, get in the comfort zone, get in the groove, I guess. Me and Brian had a good thing going for two years. I’m definitely going to miss him. He brought a lot of success to our club. I wish him the best in Calgary.”
Allen is 57-26-7 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 99 NHL regular-season games, all with the Blues, who selected him in the second round (No. 34) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Though Allen started more regular-season games than Elliott last season (44-38), coach Ken Hitchcock chose to ride the hot hand in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, starting Elliott the first 17 postseason games and in 18 of 20 during the Blues’ run to the Western Conference Final, where they lost to the San Jose Sharks in six games.
St. Louis signed 30-year-old Carter Hutton on July 1 to back up Allen. Hutton is 33-24-12 with a 2.56 GAA and .910 save percentage in 76 NHL regular-season games
Looking forward to see how the sharks adjust and if it’s enough to throw a very strong, defensive minded Blue’s team off their game. I doubt it, you can’t rile this team. Game 2 tomorrow night then over to San Jose.
We didn’t play a perfect game and we looked like the team with the most resources/depth. Thorton talks so much about their depth and 4 lines of mayhem not to mention their deadly power play. The Blues don’t have much to say except they are just as good statistically and they win the big games. Bring it!!
and um hey Joe…….Backes let you know what he thinks of the beard, he pulled it like you was one of those hillbillies getting their beard pulled on a bug’s bunny cartoon. funny!