Stedt grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota where he started playing hockey when he was 5 years old on a backyard ice rink. Two years later, he strapped on goalie pads to test his skills as a goaltender. He was a volunteer goalie coach for 3 years, and part of the Wolf Pack for the four years he attended Park High School.
He attended Inver Community College where he joined the club hockey team. After college, Stedt joined the MN’s premier Adult Hockey Association (AHA) and helped his team win a championship. Three years ago, he hung up his goalie skates to dabble as a Forward in other adult leagues and has been enjoying playing the game with a different perspective every since.