Mason City forward Laurila signs NAHL tender
The Mason City Toros of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Zachary Laurila has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Shreveport Mudbugs of the NAHL’s South Division.
Laurila, 20, just completed his first season of junior hockey in the NA3HL. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native began the season with the Rochester Grizzlies, recording 9 goals and 24 points in 30 games played. Laurila then finished the season with the Toros, appearing in 14 games while tallying 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists).
The 5’9/175 lbs. forward also appeared in 3 Fraser Cup Playoff games where he assisted on one goal.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL, Laurila played youth hockey for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals program for the previous four seasons and represented the Ice Force high school program in southeastern Wisconsin.
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 two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2023 NAHL Draft.