The report adds that Dell, who set North Dakota’s single-season record with 30 wins as a sophomore, also considered signing with the Wheeling Nailers.
“I just decided it’s time to pursue my pro career,” Dell said to the Herald. “They are bringing in two talented guys in [freshman Zane] Gothberg and [Alabama-Huntsville transfer Clarke] Saunders, so now is as good of a time as any for me.”
Senior walk-on Tate Maris will also compete for playing time this season for North Dakota.
Last season, Dell guided UND to a third straight Broadmoor Trophy and was named the tournament’s MVP. He went 18-10-2 with a 2.67 goals-against average an a .900 save percentage in 33 games.
“It was great,” Dell added. “It was the three best years of my life, for sure. I came in with a great group of guys and it’s a little tough right now to leave those guys because it was such a good experience.”