Stuetzle got a unique welcome-to-the-NHL moment when the Ottawa Senators selected him with the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. His selection was not announced by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion or anyone on his staff, but by "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek, who revealed the pick in the show's trademark question and answer style.
The center from Viersen, Germany, was selected by Ottawa after his first season with Alder Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Germany's top league, when he scored 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) in 41 games, earning rookie of the year honors. It came after he had originally committed to play at the University of New Hampshire and was selected by Seattle of the Western Hockey League in the 2019 CHL Import Draft.