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Kyle Criscuolo
#51

Position: C
Date of Birth: 05/05/1992
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 175 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Southampton, New Jersey
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2015-16 Harvard University (ECAC)

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Biography

Second season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2015-16 season and to a one-year contract for 2016-17, 3/29/16…Released from amateur tryout, 4/16/16.

2015-16:
Played in four games with the Griffins while on an amateur tryout after his collegiate career at Harvard came to a close…Made his Griffins debut, 4/2/16 at TOR…In his senior season at Harvard, skated in 34 games and ranked third on the team in points (19-13—32) while helping lead the Crimson to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance…Ranked among the team’s leaders with seven power play goals (1st), eight game-winning goals (1st), 104 shots (2nd) and a plus-11 rating (T6th)…Served as a two-time captain for the Crimson, becoming the fourth multi-year captain in the team’s history and the first in nearly 70 years…Accolades for his senior season include: Hobey Baker award nominee, ECAC Second Team All-League selection, ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year, finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the Senior CLASS Award and semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award…Notched three points (2-1—3) in a season-opening two-game sweep against Dartmouth…Picked up a goal and an assist (1-1—2), 11/7/15 vs. Brown….Potted a pair of goals including the game-winner, 11/27/15 at Notre Dame…Registered a three-game goal streak (4-3—7), 11/27/15-12/4/15…Responsible for the game-winner, 1/1/16 vs. Ferris State…Supplied two goals and the game-winner one game later, 1/2/16 vs. Minnesota…Logged a four-game point streak (3-2—5), 1/15/16-1/23/16…Scored the game-winner and added an assist (1-1—2), 1/22/16 at Colgate…Named the ECAC Player of the Week, 1/26/16, after delivering the game-winning goals against Colgate (1/22/16) and Cornell (1/23/16)…Tallied a pair of assists, 2/13/16 vs. Union…Registered the game-winner and tacked on an assist (1-1—2), 2/20/16 vs. Colgate. 2014-15: Played in 37 games in his junior season, ranking second on the team with 48 points (17-31—48)…Led the team with 31 assists and a plus-25 rating…Named the ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year and an ECAC Second Team All-League selection…Recorded at least a point in each of the first 10 games to open the season (5-8—13), 11/1/14-11/29/14…Notched two goals including the game-winner against top-ranked Boston College, 11/25/15…Logged a nine-game point streak (7-10—17), 12/6/14-2/3/15…Potted two goals and two assists (2-2—4), 1/24/15 at Colgate…Registered a six-game point streak and netted at least one assist in each game (3-8—11), 2/23/15-3/13/15…Tallied back-to-back three-point games (1-2—3), 3/6/15 and 3/7/15. 2013-14: Recorded 20 points (11-9—20) in 31 games with the Crimson…Potted a pair of goals in the season opener, 10/26/13 vs. Bentley…Registered a point in three straight contests to open the campaign (3-2—5)…Scored a goal in back-to-back contests, 11/15/13 and 11/16/13…Netted two goals and an assist (2-1—3), 11/26/13 at New Hampshire…Accounted for two goals, 1/18/14 vs. Colgate…Contributed a goal and two assists (1-2—3), 2/10/14 vs. Boston College. 2012-13: In his first collegiate season, scored 13 points (6-7—13) in 22 games…Registered his first career college points, tallying a goal and an assist (1-1—2) against Brown, 11/2/12…Chipped in a goal, 11/16/12 at Cornell…Missed 10 games, 12/29/12-1/26/13…Tallied a three-game assist streak (0-5—5), 2/11/13-2/16/13…Potted two goals, 2/23/13 at Clarkson. 2011-12: Played in 59 games with Sioux City (USHL), recorded 44 points (21-23—44) and was named the team’s Rookie of the Year.

Personal:
Lives in Southampton, N.J….Earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, majoring in psychology and minoring in economics…Has two siblings…His older brother is a scratch golfer and his younger sister plays lacrosse at Catholic University…Best friend in hockey is Alex Kerfoot…Greatest hockey memory is winning the ECAC Championship in 2015 with Harvard…Began playing hockey at the age of six as a forward…Hockey nicknames are Crisco and Scooter…Hockey idol as a youth was Theo Fleury…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his father who gave him the love for the game…Plans to work in the front office for an NHL team after his playing career…His first job was working as a cashier at a food market…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome is being a small player and being able to continue his hockey career…Proudest achievement is being a two-time captain of Harvard hockey…Favorite charity is the Boys & Girls Club…Once attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a music artist…Also played basketball and golf growing up…Favorite foods are chicken and tacos…Favorite quote is “practice like you’ve never won, perform like you’ve never lost”…Favorite music artist is Drake…Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers…Favorite television show is New Girl…Favorite book is Legacy by James Kerr…Favorite place to vacation is Ocean City and Cape Cod…Favorite sport to watch is college basketball in March…Enjoys golf, music and comedy.  
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 4, 2015-16 Assist Streak: N/A
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Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 Sioux City USHL 59 21 23 44 24 1 0 1 1 0
2012-13 Harvard ECAC 22 6 7 13 4 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Harvard ECAC 31 11 9 20 22 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Harvard ECAC 37 17 31 48 12 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Harvard ECAC 34 19 13 32 8 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS/AHL/PRO TOTALS   4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Goalies

# Name POS
31 Jared Coreau G
40 Eddie Pasquale G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Conor Allen D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
11 Daniel Cleary LW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
21 Mike Borkowski C
23 Dominic Turgeon C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
42 Dominik Shine F
43 Givani Smith RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
51 Kyle Criscuolo C
55 Matthew Ford RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
5 Robbie Russo D
19 Tomas Nosek C