Thunder Alum Zack Conner Tenders With The Austin Bruins in NAHL
November 5, 2018///
The Meijer AAA hockey organization, members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Zack Conner has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Conner, 18, is in his first season playing for the Meijer AAA 18U team in the NAPHL. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, has one assists in four games played thus far for Meijer AAA.
Conner recently made his NAHL debut, appearing on the Bruins blueline in a 5-0 win over the Chippewa Steel back on October 27th. Conner was a +1 in the contest.
Prior to playing for Meijer AAA this season, Conner spent last season at The Gunnery Prep, and prior to that he played for the TPH Thunder.
He is the first Meijer AAA 18U player to sign an NAHL tender this season.
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 on June 4, 2019.