JANESVILLE, WI – The Jets have acquired a tender contract and a pick in this June’s NAHL Draft from the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in exchange for forward Brenden MacLaren, announced head coach Corey Leivermann Wednesday morning.
MacLaren, a ’98, is in his third and final North American Hockey League season. He was a Jets tender signed in December 2015, played two games that season as an affiliate player, and joined the Jets full-time to start the 2016-17 season. Combining regular season and playoff statistics, MacLaren finishes his time in Janesville with 125 total games played, 28 goals, 57 points, and 98 penalty minutes with a plus/minus of -3.
MacLaren committed to Ferris State University in February of last season.
“We want to wish Brenden the absolute best,” said Leivermann. “We have decided to do what’s best for his career and for our organization.”
The Jets pack the bus Friday for a pair of games in Chippewa Falls versus their in-state rivals, the Chippewa Steel. The teams compete for the Blain’s Dairyland Milk Can Trophy, which can travel in-season, staying always with the team who won the last series.