Florida 16U forward Kurrle signs NAHL tender
April 21, 2020
The Florida Alliance Hockey Club of the North American Prospects Hockey League is pleased to announce that 16U forward Jack Kurrle has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Maine Nordiques of the NAHL’s East Division.
Kurrle, 17, is a power forward who is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Vermont (Hockey East) for the 2022-23 season.
The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Middlesex, Vermont, spent the 2019-20 season with the Florida Alliance U16 team of the NAPHL, posting a stat line of 9 goals and 10 assists for 19 points in 19 games played.
Kurrle has participated at the USA Hockey National Camp select 15’s and Select 16’s for the 2003 birth year and is a first round draft pick (American Draft) of the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the QMJHL.
“We are thrilled Jack has chosen to continue his growth, development and career with the Nordiques before he becomes a UVM Catamount,” said Maine Nordiques head coach Nolan Howe.
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 NAPHL - 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 July 21, 2020.