The Texas Brahmas of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Michael Imala has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL’s South Division.
Imala, 19, just completed his second season of playing junior hockey in the NA3HL with the Brahmas. The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Chicago, IL, had a career-best season in 2021-22, finishing 2nd in team scoring with 73 points (33 goals, 40 assists) in 47 regular-season games.
He also had four points in three Fraser Cup Playoff games.
Imala was also selected to and played in the 2022 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in Pittsburgh, where he had three points in two games.
As a rookie in 2020-21, Imala posted 20 points in 33 games played.
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 2022 NAHL Draft.