UND senior forward Danny Kristo has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
Kristo will start with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL.
Kristo opted to return to UND for his senior season rather than sign with the Canadiens last summer. He ended up scoring 26 goals and tallying 52 points, while being named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.
College Hockey News named Kristo its national player of the year this week.
Kristo was a second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens.