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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.”


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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