Esmark 18U forward Alavi signs NAHL tender
January 21, 2015
The Esmark Stars, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that 18U forward Adam Alavi has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Wenatchee Wild. The Wild compete in the NAHL’s South Division.
Alavi, 18, has played in the NAPHL for the past three seasons and the past two years for the 18U team. He just wrapped up the 2014-15 regular season, which statistically was his best as the native of McMurray, Pennsylvania scored 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in just 18 games played.
During the last NAPHL regular season event, which was just completed in Troy, Alavi racked up six points (all assists) as the Stars went 4-1. He also played in the inaugural 2015 NAPHL All-Star Game for Team Blue.
Alavi (6’0/180) helped the Stars tie for 2nd place in the 18U Division this season with 38 points and they will be the #4 seed heading into the NAPHL playoffs next month.
In 64 career NAPHL regular season games, Alavi has 82 points. Alavi was one of the standout players during the 2014 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament as he recorded six points in the four games played.
Alavi is the second player from the Esmark Stars to sign an NAHL tender this season, joining teammate Carter Ekberg (Janesville Jets).
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.