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Hard-working defenseman who is reliable in his own zone. Not a big point producer offensively. Bottom-pairing upside.


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October 2020 – Kessel was drafted 150th overall by the St. Louis Blues. He will most likely spend the next two-three years in college before turning pro. Lou Farah

March 2022 – Kessel signed his ELC with the Blues. It is a two-year contract beginning in the 2022-23 season. Kessel will make his pro debut in the AHL with Springfield on a tryout. Kessel is a big 6-3 defensive defenseman. He plays a physical game throwing a lot of hits and blocking a lot of shots for banger leaguers. His offensive game is limited but he does own a bomb of a shot. Peter Harling

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 23, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 150


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Detroit Honeybaked QC Int PW2 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Little Caesars 13U AAAHPHL 13U20 0 44 14|        
 2014-2015 Little Caesars 14U AAAHPHL 14U17 3 47 8|        
 2015-2016 Team Royal USA-S155 0 44 -|        
  Little Caesars 16U AAAHPHL 16U8 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U20 1 34 32|        
  Team Orange USA-S165 0 66 -|        
 2017-2018 Fargo ForceUSHL32 0 33 18|        
  Team Royal </