Former Sugar Land forward McKenna signs NAHL tender
May 26, 2016
NA3HL Top Prospects and former Sugar Land Imperials forward Zac McKenna has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL’s South Division.
McKenna, 19, just completed his first season of junior hockey in the NA3HL. The native of Powell, Ohio, was 3rd on the Imperials in scoring this past season with 51 points (18 goals, 33 assists) in 47 regular season games this past season. He was the Runner-Up for the NA3HL South Division Star of the Week back on January 26, 2016.
McKenna (6’2/213) was also selected to and played in the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the 18U Selects Red Team, where he recorded two goals in three games.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL this past season, McKenna played forward for the Bishop Watterson Eagles high school team in Ohio. McKenna tallied up 40 goals and 50 assists for a total of 90 points in just 26 games. His athletic accomplishments and awards include All League Scoring Leader, All League Assist Leader, Two Time MVP of the Year, Hobey Baker High School Award and team captain.
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 on June 7, 2016.