Team Maryland 18U forward Dinn signs NAHL tender
April 15, 2020
Team Maryland, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League East Division, are proud to announce that 18U forward Farrell Dinn has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Maryland Black Bears of the NAHL’s East Division.
“I am excited and honored that the Black Bears staff believes in me enough to extend a tender,” said Dinn. “One of the reasons I returned to Team Maryland was in hopes of playing for the Bears, and I can’t wait for camp to earn my spot on the roster.”
Dinn, 17, led Team Maryland in NAPHL scoring this season with 15 points (11 goals, 4 assists) in 12 games played. He also had four points in four playoff games. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Kensington, Maryland, was also selected to the 2019-20 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game.
“We are happy to offer a tender to Farrell Dinn,” said Black Bears Head Coach Clint, Mylymok. “Farrell is a Team Maryland product, Maryland native, and a driven hockey player. We have had a chance to see him develop and prosper over the past season and a half, and feel he has the work ethic and drive to be a strong NAHL player.”
Dinn is well known around the NAPHL and AYHL for his explosive skating, puck skills, and elite scoring touch. But above all he is known for being a fierce competitor and has on more than one occasion outscored the entire opposing team.
“The purpose of the Team Maryland 18U Prep program is to prepare and move players on to the next level of hockey and this move accomplishes just that,” said Team Maryland Hockey Director, Chris Ceransky. “Farrell has some very impressive offensive skill and his dedication to growing as a hockey player is unmatched. We are very excited to see Dinn in a Black Bear jersey and are thankful to Coach Mylymok and Mr. Gunty for this great opportunity.”
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 2, 2020.