Nick Seeler
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Nick Seeler

Hometown:

Eden Prairie Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-06-03

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th round (131st overall),, 2011

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Nick Seeler scored 3 goals with 14 assists and was +23 with 12 PMs in 25 games for Minnesota's Eden Prairie High School. In three sectional playoff games he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +4. The Eagles finished first in the powerful Lake Conference and reached the Section 6AA Final – falling to Minnetonka.

2010-11: Seeler was the leading scorer among defensemen for Eden Prairie as a senior as the Eagles captured the Minnesota AA state championship. He scored 9 goals with 34 assists and was +11 with 48 PMs in 28 games. Prior the the high school season Seeler skated for Team Southwest in the Upper Midwest Elite League and in 24 games scored 3 goals with 10 assists. He committed to playing college hockey at Nebraska-Omaha. Not among the 212 North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, Seeler was selected by the Wild in the 5th round (131st overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Seeler split the season between Muskegon and Des Moines in the USHL – being obtained by the Buccaneers in a February deal just prior to the league's trading deadline. In 32 games with the Lumberjacks, who finished last in the East Division and had the USHL's second-worst record, he scored 2 goals with 13 assists and was minus-eight with 32 penalty minutes. He skated in 26 games for Des Moines, which also missed the playoffs after finishing seventh in the West Division. Seeler scored 2 goals with 11 assists and was minus-eight with 33 minutes for the Buccaneers.

2012-13: Seeler played in 34 games for Nebraska-Omaha as a freshman. He scored 2 goals with 7 assists and was +7 with 55 penalty minutes. Seeler spent time on the top pairing alongside senior Bryce Aneloski early in the year but had a reduced role later in the year as the Mavericks struggled down the stretch. UNO finished seventh in the WCHA and lost to Minnesota State in a first round playoff series. Seeler missed the November 30th series against Minnesota due to injury.

 

Talent Analysis

Seeler is coming out of one of Minnesota's top prep programs. He is a defenseman who can contribute points regularly from the blueline.

 

Future

Seeler is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2013-14. The blue line has several drafted prospects on it and Seeler needs to show some progression in this season to maintain his place on the depth chart.

 

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