Criscuolo Signs Professional Contract with AHL’s Grand Rapids

Criscuolo Signs Professional Contract with AHL’s Grand Rapids

Kyle Criscuolo had 113 points in his Harvard career (Elan Kaswech).

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Kyle Criscuolo, a two-time captain for the Harvard men's hockey team and ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year, has signed an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the 2015-16 season and a standard player's contract for the 2016-17 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Criscuolo joins Grand Rapids, an affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, after suiting up in 124 games for the Crimson, amassing 113 points (53-60—113). Criscuolo was just the fourth two-time captain in Harvard history and first since George Owen, Jr. '23 led the team in 1921-22 and 1922-23. He was the first skater to be named a captain as a junior since William Ayers '47 in 1945-46.

A two-time All-ECAC second team selection, Criscuolo had eight game-winning goals as a senior, tied for most in the nation. On the year, he posted 19 goals and 13 assists to go with a plus/minus of +10. For his career, Criscuolo was +42 with 18 power play goals and 13 game-winners.

In addition to his two ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year awards, Criscuolo was a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award this year, as well as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, and a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award.

Grand Rapids closes out March with a game at Milwaukee Tuesday night and then has nine games left in the regular season in April. With 84 points, the Griffins are second in the Central Division, three points behind Milwaukee.