NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — Veteran Texas Brahmas defenseman Matej Palfy has signed a tender with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League, the organization announced Friday.
“I am really excited for this opportunity which the Minnesota Wilderness provided me and I am very happy that I will be joining such a great organization,” said Palfy, regarding his tender. “This has been my goal for a long time, but the hard work doesn’t stop here.”
Palfy is a three-season veteran of the NA3HL Texas Brahmas, totaling 73 points (23g-50a) in 98 games played. The 6’8 defenseman played a pivotal role in the 2019 Fraser Cup championship run, contributing five points (3g-2a) in eight games.
Palfy is an outstanding two-way player, ranking within the top-scoring defenseman, on the team and across the league, during his tenure on the Brahmas. The Kosice, Slovakia native currently has a +92 rating and averages 0.74 points per game. Palfy also has experience playing for the U16 and U18 National Team in Slovakia.
“This is a great day for Matej!” said head coach of the Brahmas, Ryan Anderson. “Our club was so excited to get him back over for the second half of the year and for this to happen so soon for him is unbelievable. Matej has worked incredibly hard during his time with the Brahmas, each year he has added layers to his game and I look forward to watching his continued development next season under Coach Vaillancourt.:
The MN Wilderness has only had the opportunity to play six games during the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 regulations. The team is based in Cloquet, Minn.