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Detroit Recalls Kyle Criscuolo

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Kyle Criscuolo from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Criscuolo, 29, has played parts of four seasons with the Griffins over two separate stints with the club, rejoining the organization in 2020-21 after signing with Grand Rapids to begin his professional career in 2015-16. In 262 AHL games between the Griffins, Rochester Americans, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and San Diego Gulls, he has logged 150 points (62-88-150), a plus-27 rating and 94 penalty minutes. As a first-year pro in 2016-17, Criscuolo helped the Griffins capture a Calder Cup championship, contributing 41 points (17-24-41) in 76 regular-season games and adding nine points (5-4-9) in 19 postseason contests. This season, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward is tied for the Griffins lead in points-per-game, racking up 12 points (5-7-12) in 12 games. Criscuolo also played in nine NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres during the 2017-18 campaign.

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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OlderThanChelios's avatar

He’s a hard worker. At his age, it’s nice to see him get a chance to play in the NHL.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 11/29/21 at 07:43 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

What’s Chase Peterson have to do to get a look?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 11/29/21 at 10:09 PM ET

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Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 11/29/21 at 10:10 PM ET

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