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Fantasy Summary

An undrafted defender who is an effortless skater who sees the ice well. May have untapped offensive upside.


Observations

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June 2022 — The smooth-skating Kiersted excelled offensively over his final two years of college hockey
after being passed over in the draft. He turned pro in 2021-22 with the Panthers’ AHL affiliate and has seen a
handful of NHL games over the past couple years. His first NHL goal was a slick backhand from the slot in traffic;
look for him to use his speed to jump up into the play even more as he acclimates to the highest level. Entering
the final year of his entry-level contract, Kiersted will be looking to stick with the Panthers full time in a bottom-
pair role. For fantasy purposes, he is likely only a depth piece outside of deeper leagues moving forward. Ben
Gehrels

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Team Red USA-S155 2 02 -|        
  Team MPLS Magazine UMHSEHL2 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Elk River HighUSHS-MN24 6 1521 22|Playoffs3 0 44
 2014-2015 Team Grey USA-S166 1 23 -|        
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL18 3 1215 14|        
  B16 - Blue (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 11 -|        
  Elk River HighUSHS-MN25 8 2836 31|Playoffs3 1 45
  Chicago SteelUSHL11 0 11 6|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP3 0 11 0|        
 2015-2016 Chicago Steel