As expected, Aaron Dell has agreed to a pro contract, giving up his final year of eligibility.
Dell will sign with the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL and is hoping to land an NHL training camp invite, according to the school.
UND’s goaltenders will be junior transfer Clarke Saunders, freshman Zane Gothberg and senior walk-on Tate Maris.
It has been expected since April that Dell would turn pro, though his destination was unknown. Dell attended the development camp of the Montreal Canadiens earlier this summer.
Dell is the second player to sign early this offseason from UND, joining Brock Nelson (New York Islanders).
Early signings in the WCHA (13)
North Dakota (2)
Brock Nelson, soph, f, New York Islanders
Aaron Dell, jr, g, Colorado Eagles (ECHL)
Colorado College (1)
Jaden Schwartz, soph, f, St. Louis Blues
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, soph, f, Minnesota Wild
Beau Bennett, soph, f, Pittsburgh Penguins
J.T. Brown, soph, f, Tampa Bay Lightning
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks
Jayson Megna, fr, f, Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Cloud State (2)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames
Mike Lee, jr, g, Phoenix Coyotes
Justin Schultz, jr, d, Edmonton Oilers
Jason Clark, so, f, New York Islanders