Granite City forward Zwiener signs NAHL tender
March 3, 2016
Current Granite City Lumberjacks forward Spencer Zwiener spent the first half of this season playing in the NAHL.
The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Spencer Zwiener has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Zwiener, 19, is in his first full season playing junior hockey. The native of Sartell, Minnesota, began the season playing in the NAHL with the Coulee Region Chill, where he appeared in 24 games with the Chill and recorded nine points. His first career NAHL goal came in his first career NAHL game back on September 23rd, which also turned out to be the game-winner.
In late January, Zwiener (6’1/185) joined the Lumberjacks in the NA3HL. Zwiener isn’t a stranger to the Lumberjacks however. During the 2014-15 season, he played in three games with Granite City prior to the start of his senior year of high school hockey.
In seven games with Granite City this season, Zwiener has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists). That includes a stretch of six points in his last four games.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL and the NAHL, Zwiener was a standout forward for Sartell-St. Stephen High School in Minnesota, where he had 58 points his senior 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 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.