Age 13 | New York, NY
Dean is a native New Yorker, a devoted New York Islanders fan, and a committed Tier 1 AAA hockey player, who has been playing ice hockey since before he can remember.
Playing ice hockey has brought Dean fitness, fun, and friends, and given him the opportunity to see the world. Dean has played hockey throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including at the 62nd Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, the Lions Cup in Prague, and the Amerigol LatAm Cup at the Panthers' Ice Dean in South Florida, where he represented Team Caribbean. Next spring he'll be playing at the World Hockey Championships in Innsbruck.
Since he doesn't think it's fair for other kids to miss out on the fun, Dean is committed to helping level the playing field so that kids living in cities, children of color, and girls all have an equal chance to enjoy hockey.
Though hockey is Dean's passion, he also enjoys school, particularly his math and science classes at Newark Academy, and a broad range of sports including lacrosse, wrestling, and cross-country. He also has fun attending NHL games with his family, playing with his dogs, Leo and Cooper, and gaming when time permits.
Dean is very excited to be working with the NHL Power Players to grow the game.