Arizona 16U forward Quinney signs NAHL tender
December 17, 2014
The Arizona Bobcats, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that 16U forward Landon Quinney has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Corpus Christi IceRays, who compete in the NAHL’s South Division.
Quinney, 16, has skated in 15 games with the Arizona Bobcats 16U team, recording eight goals and five assists for 13 points with 36 penalty minutes and six power play goals. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Las Vegas, Nevada native leads all Bobcats skaters in power play goals. He is a gritty forward that not only likes to be very physical but also create plays for his teammates.
Most recently, Quinney was selected to play in the 2014 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, which took place back in December 7th in Blaine, Minnesota. Quinney played for Team Blue, who were edged by Team White, 5-3.
Quinney is also the son of former Quebec Nordiques winger Ken Quinney, who played 59 games over parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League, recording seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points with 23 penalty minutes.
“I’m just completely honored and proud to be tendered by the IceRays,” said Quinney. “There’s no other team in the NAHL that I’d rather play for than Corpus Christi. I do talk to [forward] Michael Mahan, who played for the IceRays last year. He’s told me about the intensity and the fast-paced game coming up from U16s.”
“Landon plays a hard game and believe that his compete level combined with his skill will make him a solid NAHL player,” said IceRays head coach Jon Becanic.
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 in June of 2015.