|Date of birth||3rd June 1993|
|place of birth||Eden Prairie , Minnesota , USA|
|NHL Entry Draft||
2011 , 5th round, 131st position
|2008-2011||Eden Prairie High School|
|2012||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|2012-2014||University of Nebraska Omaha|
|2015-2016||University of Minnesota|
|since 2020||Chicago Blackhawks|
Nick Seeler (born June 3, 1993 in Eden Prairie , Minnesota ) is an American ice hockey player who has been under contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League since February 2020 .
Nick Seeler played in his hometown for Eden Prairie High School in a regional high school league when he was young. At the end of his time there, he was selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in 131st position by the Minnesota Wild . The 2011/12 season spent the defender in about equal parts with the Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League (USHL), the highest junior league in the United States. He scored a total of 28 points scorer in 58 games and was consequently elected to the USHL's all-rookie team . He then enrolled at the University of Nebraska Omaha and took part with their ice hockey team from then on in the game operations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). After two years in Nebraska, however, he returned to his home country, moved to the University of Minnesota and was banned for the 2014/15 season due to the transfer regulations of the NCAA. In his senior year of college, the American finally won the Big Ten Conference championship with the University of Minnesota Gophers .
In March 2016, Seeler signed an entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild and was then used by their farm team , the Iowa Wild , in the American Hockey League (AHL). Finally, he made his debut for Minnesota in the National Hockey League (NHL) in February 2018 and played for the team from his home country by the end of the season, including all five games in the first playoff round against the Winnipeg Jets .
At the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the defender established himself in the Wild's NHL squad. However, he lost this regular place the following season and was finally signed by the Chicago Blackhawks when he was supposed to be sent to the AHL via the waiver in February 2020 .
Achievements and Awards
Status: end of the 2019/20 season
|2011/12||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||26th||2||11||13||-8th||33||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2012/13||University of Nebraska Omaha||NCAA||34||2||7th||9||+7||55|
|2013/14||University of Nebraska Omaha||NCAA||36||4th||6th||10||–6||61|
|2014/15||Banned due to NCAA transfer rules|
|2015/16||University of Minnesota||NCAA||36||0||10||10||+21||43|
( Legend for player statistics: Sp or GP = games played; T or G = goals scored; V or A = assists scored ; Pkt or Pts = scorer points scored ; SM or PIM = penalty minutes received ; +/− = plus / minus balance; PP = overpaid goals scored ; SH = underpaid goals scored ; GW = winning goals scored; 1 play-downs / relegation )
- Wild draftee, ex-Eden Prairie standout Seeler joins Gophers. foxsports.com, September 3, 2014, accessed June 18, 2018 .
- Minnesota Wild Signs Defenseman Nick Seeler To An Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com, March 26, 2016, accessed June 18, 2018 .
Corey Crawford |
Defender: Adam Boqvist | Calvin de Haan | Duncan Keith ( A ) | Slater Koekkoek | Olli Määttä | Connor Murphy | Brent Seabrook ( A ) | Nick Seeler
attacker: Drake Caggiula | Ryan Carpenter | Kirby roof | Alex DeBrincat | Matthew Highmore | David Kämpf | Patrick Kane | Dominik Kubalík | Alexander Nylander | Brandon Saad | Andrew Shaw | Zack Smith | Dylan Strome | Jonathan Toews ( C )
Head Coach: Jeremy Colliton Assistant Coach : Sheldon Brookbank | Marc Crawford | Tomas Mitell General Manager: Stan Bowman
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3rd June 1993|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Eden Prairie , Minnesota , United States|