Nick Seeler

Minnesota Wild
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Fantasy Summary

Another case of “if you track hits and PIMs, there could be something there”.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 3, 1993
Height 6‘2”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 5; Overall: 131

Observations

April 2018 – After a somewhat steady year on the backend in Iowa, the 24-year-old earned himself an extended look with Minnesota, registering four assists in 22 games to go with his 12 in 49 on Iowa. I’m unsure of a truly long and prosperous career for the rookie, but as a depth defenseman who can hold the fort, Seeler appears to be an okay band-aid solution. That being said, his shot metrics are poor, and his goal metrics appear to show that Minnesota is getting a bit lucky with him on the ice, so time will tell if things come back to Earth for Seeler. Will Scouch

September 2017 – Leading your AHL team in penalty minutes usually doesn’t mean much unless it’s paired with decent production, which Seeler lacked significantly. With just 5 points, Seeler also had a poor GF% conceding 30 even strength goals in 57 games played. Similar to Kurtis Gabriel, Seeler could find himself as a depth physical fighter for someone down the line. Outside of that, there may not be much left for him to give at 24 years old. Will Scouch

August 2016 – Look for Nick Seeler to compete for a plum spot on the Iowa roster. Last season he made good use of the plentiful ice-time made available by the likes of Reilly and Skjei moving on and will look to build on that revelation of a tenure he had prior to signing his two-year agreement with the Wild. His truculence will be welcomed with open arms after how the baby Wild was pushed around for almost all of last year. Edric Joseph

July 2016 – Nick Seeler was a menace on the ice in development camp seemingly always doing a good job of keeping himself busy. He made his presence known throughout scrimmages and has the makings of a rearguard one would be thankful to have on their side with his snarl and proactivity. Edric Joseph

April 2016 – Nick Seeler has made his intentions known as he’s signed an entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. He’ll prove to be an asset for penalty minutes when he makes an NHL roster but will report to the Iowa Wild for the forseeable future. His skating should make a smooth transition to the next level but he’ll endure growing pains in his skillset before he can prove he is there to stay. Edric Joseph


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Eden Prairie High USHS-MN 17 0 2 2 6 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
 2009-2010 Eden Prairie High USHS-MN 25 3 14 17 12 | Playoffs 3 1 3 4
 2010-2011 Eden Prairie High USHS-MN 22 7 27 34 38 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3
  Team Southwest UMHSEHL 21 3 7 10 32 | Playoffs 1 0 2 2
  Eden Prairie High MN State 3 2 4 6 6 |          
 2011-2012 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 32 2 13 15 32 |          
  Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 26 2 11 13 33 |          
 2012-2013 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha NCAA 34 2 7 9 55 |          
 2013-2014 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha NCAA 36 4 6 10 61 |          
 2014-2015 NCAA Transfer Year |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 36 0 10 10 43 |          
 2016-2017 Iowa Wild AHL 57 0 5 5 109 |          
 2017-2018 Minnesota Wild NHL 22 0 4 4 21 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
  Iowa Wild AHL 49 2 10 12 74 |          
 2018-2019 Minnesota Wild NHL 71 2 5 7 64 |          

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