Jr. Hat Tricks forward Cullinan signs NAHL tender
The Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Nick Cullinan has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks of the NAHL’s East Division.
Cullinan, 20, is in his first season of playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Ridgefield, CT, has appeared in 10 games to date for the Jr. Hat Tricks in the NA3HL and recorded 16 points, including a team-leading 12 goals.
Cullinan made his junior hockey debut in the NAHL with Danbury back on February 3, 2021. He then played his first game for the NA3HL team on February 12th. He has recorded at least a point in nine of his 10 games played so far this season.
Prior to playing the NA3HL and NAHL this season, Cullinan played for the Taft School during the 2019-20 season, where he posted 16 points in 25 games.
Prior to that, he played four years of high school hockey in Connecticut for Ridgefield High.
He is the first player from the Hat Tricks NA3HL team, who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.
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 includes one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2021 NAHL Draft.