Lansing 18U forward Rowe signs NAHL tender
February 3, 2015
The Lansing Capitals, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League, are pleased to announce that forward Alex Rowe has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Amarillo Bulls. The Bulls compete in the NAHL’s South Division.
Rowe, 18, has played in the NAPHL for the past five seasons for the Capitals, breaking into the league during the 2010-11 season with the Capitals 14U team.
The native of East Lansing, Michigan, has spent the past two seasons, including this year with the Capitals 18U team. From an NAPHL standpoint, Rowe (6’3/192) has his best career regular season in 2014-15 when he recorded seven points in 21 games played. Rowe also was selected to play in the 2015 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team White, which took place last month in Troy, MI.
Rowe’s best event of this season came back during the first event in Blaine, when he had three points in the first five games of the season.
Rowe has played in a total of 84 career NAPHL regular season games during his career and has recorded 21 points. He has also played in 19 career playoff games and has recorded seven points.
Rowe and the Capitals will be the #6 seed heading into the NAPHL Playoffs in a few weeks as they finished the regular season with an 18-5-1 record. Rowe’s brother, Louie Rowe, also played in the NAPHL with the Capitals and later went onto play in the NAHL for the Texas Tornado. He recently committed to NCAA Division I hockey for Arizona State.
Rowe becomes the fifth Capitals player overall and fourth with the 18U team to sign an NAHL tender this season.
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.