Tender Alert: Clay O’Donnell and the Rochester Jr. Americans Agree on a Tender Contract

Apr 8, 2023

FAIRPORT, NY — The Jr. Americans are proud to tender Rochester, NY native Clay O’Donnell.

O’Donnell, a forward, most recently wrapped his season with Berkshire School, a New England college prep school located in Massachusetts. According to Elite Prospects, O’Donnell played 28 games for Berkshire School putting up seven goals, 13 assists for 20 points.

O’Donnell is a hard-working forward who is powerful with the puck, especially along the boards. He is also strong in the faceoff circle. Just over a week ago he announced his commitment to Mercyhurst University.

“I am extremely honored to announce my commitment to play Division I hockey and further my academics at Mercyhurst University, O’Donnell said in an Instagram post. “I’d like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches who have supported me along the way.”

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 – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Jr. Amerks are very excited to welcome Clay and wish him congratulations!

Stay connected during the season by following the Jr. Amerks @JrAmerksNAHL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at rochesterjramerks.com.


The Rochester Jr. Americans are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit rochesterjramerks.com.

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