Nate Kiser

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Nate Kiser
Nate Kiser.jpg
Born (1982-05-04) May 4, 1982 (age 35)
Southgate, MI, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Syracuse Crunch
Portland Pirates
Albany River Rats
ECHL
Dayton Bombers
South Carolina Stingrays
NHL Draft 160th overall, 2000
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2003–2011

Nate Kiser (born May 4, 1982) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman.

Playing career[edit]

Kiser started his junior career with the Compuware Ambassadors of the NAHL, where he played from 1998 to 1999, scoring 5 points in goals and assists and spending a combined 46 minutes in the penalty box during regular season play.

In 1998, the Compuware Ambassadors joined the OHL as the expansion team Plymouth Whalers. Kiser remained with the Whalers from 1999 to 2003. While with the Whalers, he scored 41 points in combined goals and assists and earned 473 penalty minutes during regular season play. In the post-season, Kiser netted 12 points and 80 penalty minutes.

In 2000, Kiser was picked by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 5th round of the NHL draft. He remained, however, with the Plymouth Whalers.

Kiser turned pro in 2003, moving to the ECHL's Dayton Bombers, where he played from 2003 to 2004. While with the Bombers, he scored 15 points during regular season play and spent 144 minutes in the penalty box. Kiser was also called up to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, for 5 games, where he earned 1 point and 14 penalty minutes in the regular season.

In 2004, Kiser moved to the South Carolina Stingrays. While with the Stingrays, Kiser has been called up to the AHL's Portland Pirates and Albany River Rats for 5 games and 1 game, respectively. Since joining the Stingrays, Kiser has earned 102 points and 992 penalty minutes in regular season play, with 11 points and 116 penalty minutes in the post-season.

After the February 20, 2010, Stingrays' "Pink in the Rink" game in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Kiser's pink #5 jersey garnered $2,000 at auction for the breast cancer foundation.[1]

Kiser retired following the 2010–11 ECHL season. On October 14, 2011, the South Carolina Stingrays inducted Kiser into the Stingrays Hall of Fame at the North Charleston Coliseum.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 32 2 3 5 46
1999–00 Plymouth Whalers OHL 63 3 5 8 102 23 1 1 2 18
2000–01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 62 1 8 9 105 13 0 1 1 26
2001–02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 60 3 6 9 134 6 0 0 0 10
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 52 6 9 15 132 18 2 7 9 26
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 0 1 1 14
2003–04 Dayton Bombers ECHL 63 5 10 15 144
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 5 0 0 0 29
2004–05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 58 2 11 13 173 4 0 2 2 20
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 61 0 12 12 174 5 1 1 2 8
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 1 0 0 0 5
2006–07 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 64 5 15 20 222
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 53 5 22 27 169 20 1 2 3 47
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 56 7 13 20 174 17 1 3 4 41
2009–10 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 50 1 10 11 94 5 0 0 0 10
2010–11 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 70 1 11 12 125 2 0 0 0 4
AHL totals 11 0 1 1 48
ECHL totals 475 26 104 130 1275 53 3 8 11 130

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