West Michigan forward Ulmer signs NAHL tender
March 10, 2015
The West Michigan Wolves, proud members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), are pleased to announce that forward Dakota Ulmer has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Jr. Blues. The Jr. Blues compete in the NAHL’s North Division.
Ulmer, 19, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NA3HL for the Wolves. The native of Commerce, Michigan, finished 2nd during the 2014-15 regular season in scoring with 60 points in 44 regular season games. He led the team with 27 goals and was 2nd in assists with 33.
Ulmer also had three points in West Michigan’s Central Division Semi-Finals series win over Peoria last weekend.
Ulmer appeared in the 2015 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central team, where he had two points in two games.
He was also honored as the NA3HL Central Division Star of the Week back on November 11th this past season.
Ulmer (5’9/160) was a leader in many NA3HL categories this season, most notably plus/minus where he tied for the NA3HL lead this season with a +39 rating. He ranked tied for 6th in goals with 27 and was 10th in total league scoring with his 60 points.
“Dakota has consistently been a top performer for us this season. He's a highly skilled player that has made a smooth transition to junior hockey and has excelled in all situations,” said Wolves head coach Marc Fakler.
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 one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held in June of 2015.