Binghamton forward Cook signs NAHL tender
February 28, 2019
The Binghamton Junior Senators of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Markus Cook has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the NAHL’s East Division.
Cook, 18, is in his first full season of playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. The 5’10/190 lbs. native of Bear, Delaware, is 4th in team scoring so far this season for the Northeast Division Champion Senators with 81 points (35 goals, 46 assists) in 42 games played.
"Markus is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. His work ethic and determination has given him a great opportunity in the NAHL,” said Binghamton head coach Anthony Langevin.
Cook was named the NA3HL’s Northeast Division Star of the Week on January 9th and again on September 26th this season.
Cook is also an alum of the NAPHL, having played during the 2015-16 season with the Philadelphia Little Flyers where he recorded 14 points in 27 career NAPHL games.
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 4, 2019.