Kesselring indicators NHL contract with Edmonton, forgoes remaining two NCAA seasons with Northeastern


Michael Kesselring posted a career-high 5 targets in 20 video games this season for Northeastern (picture: Wealthy Gagnon).

Northeastern sophomore defenseman Michael Kesselring has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, giving up his final two years of NCAA eligibility.

Kesselring, a local of New Hampton, N.H., is a two-year letter-winner for the Huskies and was a part of the 2020 Beanpot Championship group. The contract will start within the 2021-22 season.

“Michael made super strides this season and we thank him for the contributions he made to our program,” mentioned Huskies coach Jim Madigan in a press release. “We want him all the very best in pursuing his skilled targets.”

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The Oilers chosen Kesselring within the sixth spherical (164th general) of the 2018 NHL Draft.

In the course of the 2020-21 season, Kesslering had a career-high 5 targets with three assists for eight factors in 20 video games, ending his Northeastern profession with seven targets and 6 assists and 49 blocked photographs in 54 video games.

Kesselring will play the remainder of the 2020-21 season with the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

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