Michael Kesselring (New Hampton, N.H.) has a new future home in the college ranks.
Over the weekend, the 2018 sixth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers verbally committed to play college hockey at Northeastern.
Prior to the NHL Draft this past summer, the former New Hampton star defenseman de-committed from Merrimack, where his father and prep coach Casey Kesselring starred from 1994-1998. The decision was largely due to Mark Dennehy’s (Dorchester, Mass.) ouster as head coach of the Warriors.
Kesselring, who will play the 2018-19 season for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL before matriculating to Northeastern, is a rangy defenseman with offensive instincts.