Wooster defenseman Barney signs NAHL tender
November 15, 2016
The Wooster Oilers, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Cole Barney has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes. Odessa plays in the NAHL’s South Division.
Barney, 18, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. The native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, currently leads the Oilers in scoring for the 2016-17 season with 12 points in 17 games played.
Barney (6’0/180) has played the past three seasons in the NAPHL for the Esmark Stars. Last season, he played for the 18U team, recording seven points in 23 games. During the 2014-15 season, Barney played primarily for the 16U team and also played in the NAPHL 16U All-Star Game.
He is the first player from the Wooster Oilers team to sign a 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 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 2, 2017.