Omaha 18U forward Mari signs NAHL tender
December 31, 2015
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U forward Jarett Mari has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats. The Bobcats compete in the NAHL’s Central Division.
Mari, 18, is in his second season with the Omaha 18U team and third season with the Omaha program overall in the NAPHL. In 20 games played this season, Mari (6’0/172) has 19 points, which includes four goals and 15 assists.
The native of Fargo, North Dakota, was recently selected to play in the 2015-16 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game coming up on January 9th in Troy, MI. He also played in the 2014-15 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, where he recorded an assist and also competed in the 2015 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament in Ann Arobor, where he had a goal in two games played.
In his NAPHL career, Mari has played in 67 career regular season games, which also included playing for the Omaha 16U team during the 2013-14 season. He has 45 points in that time span. He has also played in 10 career playoff games and record 10 points.
Mari also played in the 2014-15 USA Hockey Select 17 festival. He was a tender last season of the Amarillo Bulls. He is the 9th player from this year’s Omaha 18U team to sign an NAHL tender.
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 in June of 2016.