Red Wings re-sign Kyle Criscuolo

Per the Red Wings:


… Five-Year AHL Veteran Won Calder Cup with Griffins in 2017 …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with center Kyle Criscuolo on a two-year contract extension.

Criscuolo, 29, started his second stint with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020-21, serving as an alternate captain and ranking among team leaders with 11 goals (2nd), eight assists (6th) and 19 points (4th) in 29 games for the team. Criscuolo made his pro debut at the end of the 2015-16 season and won a Calder Cup championship with the Griffins in 2016-17 as a first-year pro, posting 41 points (17-24-41), a plus-17 rating and 14 penalty minutes in 80 total regular-season games and adding nine points (5-4-9), a plus-six rating and 14 penalty minutes in 19 postseason games during the championship run. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound forward earned his first NHL contract that summer and played in nine NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2017-18. In five professional seasons, Criscuolo has appeared in 250 AHL games with the Griffins, Rochester Americans, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and San Diego Gulls, notching 138 points (57-81-138), a plus-27 rating and 92 penalty minutes.

A native of Southampton, N.J., Criscuolo spent four seasons at Harvard University from 2012-16 and logged 113 points (53-60-113), a plus-42 rating and 46 penalty minutes in 124 collegiate games, serving as captain of the Crimson as a junior and senior. Harvard won an ECAC conference championship in 2015, and Criscuolo was a back-to-back ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year, All-Ivy League Second Team and All-ECAC Second Team member. Prior to his time at Harvard, Criscuolo spent the 2011-12 season in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers, notching 44 points (21-23-44) in 59 games.

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