L/A Nordiques forward Frechette signs NAHL tender
March 27, 2020
The L/A Nordiques of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Sam Frechette has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Maine Nordiques of the NAHL’s East Division.
Frechette, who turned 19 just a few days ago, remarkably just finished his third season of playing junior hockey, most of which has been spent with the L/A Nordiques in the NA3HL. The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Lewiston, Maine, had his best career season in 2019-20, as he was 2nd on the team in scoring with 62 points (24 goals, 38 assists) in 44 games played.
Frechette also made his NAHL debut this past season with the Maine Nordiques appearing in seven games. He was selected to and played in the 2020 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Coastal Division team. Frechette also played in the NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament in May of 2019 for the NA3HL team at the event.
Frechette has played in 110 career NA3HL games in his three seasons, all with the L/A Nordiques, putting up more than a point per game with 122 career points.
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, 2020.