EDMONTON, AB - Four goals and three assists in 14 games for a defenceman has a nice ring to it, wouldn't you say? A Kesselring, to be more accurate.
Oilers 2018 sixth-round pick Michael Kesselring scored three goals in two games for Northeastern this weekend in their sweep of New Hampshire to help the Huskies move up to 16th in the NCAA rankings.
The 21-year-old right-shot blueliner has seven points in 14 games during his sophomore campaign, already surpassing his two goals and three assists in 34 games last season.
Kesselring was born in South Carolina since his father Casey was playing for the ECHL's now-defunct Pee Dee Pride during the 1999-00 season. Casey is now the Director of Scouting and an assistant coach with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.
Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman is the only player born in South Carolina to compete in the NHL.
Kesselring attended Edmonton's summer development camp in both 2018 and 2019.