Forward Ryan Ferrill Makes Return To Maine Mariners For Third Season
On Monday September 21st, the Maine Mariners announced the re-signing of American forward Ryan Ferrill. For Ferrill, it’s his third season with the organization. Ferrill was one of seven players issued a qualifying offer by the team on June 30th.
Ferrill first signed with the Mariners ahead of the 2018-19 season, joining the team from Havertown, PA and grew up playing for the Jr. Flyers. He later joined the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs before returning home to play in the USPHL Premier League. Ferrill went on to play collegiate hockey at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In a statement from the right-handed shooter, he said upon signing his contract on Monday, “I’m extremely excited to return to Maine for year three with the Mariners. I look forward to building upon our success last season to deliver Portland some playoff hockey in 2021.”
In the first season of Maine’s existence, (2018-19) Ferrill led all skaters in games played while recording 20 points and adding 69 penalty minutes. In a statement from Riley Armstrong, assistant GM and head coach of the Mariners, he said of the team’s latest signing, “Ryan has shown loyalty to the Mariners since joining the team two years ago. He can play up and down the lineup at any given time. He is a true pro and very well liked in the locker room.”
The 2020-21 season is set to begin on the fourth of December.