BEFORE HOLY CROSS:
- played for the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL)
- As an assistant team captain during the 2016-2017 season, he appeared in 58 games with 27 goals and 20 assists for 47 points
- His team won the South Division Playoff Championship in 2015, and were South Division Regular Season Champions for the 2016-2017 season
- For his career, Kessel played in 147 games with 46 goals and 45 assists for 91 points.
- Son of Tom and Leila
- Has three brothers (Mitch, Will and Matt)
- His brother Mitch played football at Cincinnati, while his brother Will was a member of the hockey team at Western Michigan