EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Michael Kesselring to a three-year entry-level contract that will begin in the 2021-22 season.
Kesselring, 21, appeared in 20 games with Northeastern University in the NCAA's Hockey East conference this season, recording five goals and three assists. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound blueliner appeared in 54 career NCAA games with Northeastern, posting seven goals and six assists.
Prior to joining Northeastern, the New Hampshire native spent two seasons in the United States Hockey League with Des Moines and Fargo, registering nine goals and 27 assists in 78 games.
Kesselring will play the remainder of the 2020-21 season with Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, on an AHL contract.
Kesselring was selected by the Oilers in the sixth round (164th overall) at the 2018 NHL Draft.