The New Mexico Ice Wolves are pleased to announce the team has signed forward Jack Whitmore to a tender agreement for the 2020-21 season at the Ice Wolves pre-draft camp in Colorado.
Whitmore is a 2002-born Colorado native and spent has his playing career with the Colorado Thunderbirds (T1EHL) where he has produced at nearly a point per game pace during his last two seasons with the organization. The 2019-20 season saw the 5-foot-10, 160-pound forward scoring 16 points(7g,9a) in only 20 games.
Ice Wolves head coach Phil Fox believes Whitmore has a mentality on and off the ice that will fit well in the Ice Wolves organization. “I’m extremely excited we have signed Jack Whitmore to a tender for next season. He posses high-end talent along with a high hockey IQ. He has all the tools to be an elite player in our league.” Fox said. “He’s a great kid and has all the characteristics of the type of player I want on my team. I’m really happy he will be close to his family and friends coming from Colorado”
For his part, Jack is excited about the opportunity to make the move to the next level of his playing career and come to New Mexico. Whitmore said, “I’m extremely excited to sign with the Ice Wolves and for the opportunity to grow with the organization. I am looking forward to using my speed and skill to help the team and develop as a player and person.”
Players interested in being part of the Ice Wolves organization can visit our prospective players information page here and fans looking to see the next crop of potential Ice Wolves players can watch the NAHL Draft on July 21st on HockeyTV, the Ice Wolves social media channels, and NAHLDraft.com
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.