Breezy Point goalie Sanzottera signs NAHL tender
February 23, 2016
The Breezy Point North Stars, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that goaltender Christian Sanzottera has signed an NAHL tender with the Kenai River Brown Bears, who compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Sanzottera, 16, is one of the youngest players in the NA3HL this season. The native of St. Louis, Missouri, has appeared in 15 games to date and posted a record of 7-3-3 for the playoff-bound North Stars. He also has a 2.88 goals against average and a 90.5% save percentage.
Sanzottera (5’10/180) was selected to and played in the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which was played last week in Plymouth, MI. He was selected to play on one of two NA3HL 18U Select teams.
He is the fifth NA3HL player to sign an NAHL tender this season and first from the North Stars.
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 one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - 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.