Kale Kessy

by Kevin Wickersham on December 11, 2017

 

Kale Kessy, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 202

Born: 1992-12-04

Hometown: Shaunavon, SK, Canada

Drafted: 2011 by Phoenix, 111th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2017 – Without a ton of success at the AHL level, other than as an enforcer (12 G, 13 A, 249 PIM in 144 contests), the 25-year-old Kessy has scored at a decent pace over the last three partial campaigns with Tulsa and Bakersfield in the ECHL (15 G, 19 A, 115 PIM in 55 games). Currently, that seems about the 25-year-old’s ceiling. Kevin Wickersham

September 2015 – Kessy will be looking to bounce back from season ending knee surgery a year ago and challenge for a significant role on the Bakersfield Condors. His fantasy value seems to be little to none in the offensive categories but he could blossom into an excellent bottom six role player in the distant future. Tyler Thomson

December 2014 – Kessy has been ruled out for the remainder of the AHL season due to surgery on his knee.  The fearsome play of Kessy will be missed by the Barons this season. Coach Todd Nelson thought Kessy was close to being a call-up for the Oilers this season due to his size, penalty killing and strong board play. According to Nelson, he was a Swiss army knife for the Barons (Edmonton Journal). The injury proves to be a major setback in the young wingers development. Kessy had three goals, three asssists and 61 penalty minutes in 16 games this season for Oklahoma City. Tyler Thomson

 

April 2013 – The Edmonton Oilers signed Kale Kessy to a three-year entry level contract on April 7th, 2013. Brendan Ross

 

April 2013 – The Edmonton Oilers acquired Kale Kessy, a 2011 4th round pick, from the Phoenix Coyotes. Kessy adds the size and physical presence that the Edmonton Oilers’ organization is lacking. Kessy is off to a hot start in the 2013 WHL Playoffs with the Kamloops Blazers as the 6-foot-2 forward has already tallied seven goals and nine points in just seven games to advance to the second round. Brendan Ross

 

April 2012 – Kessy is a big bodied, in your face forward that loves to mix it up and get physical. In 49 games this year, Kessy put up 16 points in a third line role for the Medicine Hat Tigers. He isn’t overly talented in any particular area of the game, but he knows his role and plays it to a tee. While he may be a step behind some of the leagues better agitators, such as Cody Beach or Brad Ross, his skill set and fearlessness might lead to a fourth line role in the NHL.

 

Fantasy Outlook: D-

Never going to be a scorer. Pest that will get hits and penalty minutes.

 

Footage:

Kale Kessy interview:

 

 

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.