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Blake Kessel
Blake Kessel
Defenseman
(KEH-suhl)
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 13, 1989
Birthplace: Madison, WI, United States
Drafted: NYI / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (166th overall)
LAST SEASON
Netted an NCAA career-high 38 points (10g/28a) in 38 games as a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire...Led the team in assists and finished third in points...Finished third on the team with a +11 rating...Co-led the team with 12 power play points (3g/9a).

CAREER:
2008-09:
Played in 37 of 38 games for the University of New Hampshire, more than any other freshman…Tied  for the most points among freshman with 13 (6g/7a)…Scored three power play goals and three game-winning goals...Was second on the team with a +16 rating.

2007-08:
Scored 19 goals and 39 assists for 57 points in 59 games with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL...Finished second on the team in goals, first among defenseman, and his 39 assists led the team...Added 11 points (1g/10a) in 11 playoff games  to lead the team in post-season scoring...Was named the USHL Defenseman of the Year and was an All-Star selection.

2006-07: Netted 38 points (11g/27a) in 59 games as a USHL rookie with Waterloo.


INTERNATIONAL
2009:
Represented the United States at the World Junior Championships, netting one assist with a +4 rating in six games .

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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