Arizona 1U defenseman Dix signs NAHL tender
January 2, 2015
The Arizona Bobcats, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are please to announce that 16U defenseman Dylan Dix has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Austin Bruins. The Bruins compete in the NAHL’s Central Division.
Dix, 16, is in his second season with the Bobcats program, but this isn’t his first experience playing in NAPHL events. During the 2012-13 season, Dix (6’1/185) played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks on the Bantam 14U team at selected NAPHL events.
This season, the native of Scotts Valley, California, has played in the 15 NAPHL games for the Bobcats 16U team, who currently resides in 3rd place in the 16U Division with a 11-3-1 record.
In those 15 NAPHL games this season, Dix has recorded five assists. Two of those assists came during the last event in Blaine, where Dix had assists in back-to-back games.
Dix made his NAHL debut earlier this season as an affiliate player for the Keystone Ice Miners. He played for Keystone in two road games in Janesville against the Jets back on November 21-22.
This past summer, Dix was selected in the 6th round (85th overall) of Phase 1 of the USHL Draft by the Muskegon Lumberjacks. In 2013, Dix was selected in the 6th round of the 2013 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. Dylan was the third American defenseman selected as well as the 7th overall American player.
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 in June of 2015.