Anaheim 18U and Top Prospects dman Nyhus signs NAHL tender
February 27, 2015
The Anaheim Jr. Ducks of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Evan Nyhus has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Johnstown Tomahawks. The Tomahawks compete in the NAHL’s North Division.
Nyhus, 19, just got done with his final season playing in the NAPHL for the Jr. Ducks, where he has played for the last three seasons in the NAPHL. Nyhus played in all 24 regular season games this year for Anaheim in the NAPHL and recorded 24 points.
The 24 points was tops for all NAPHL 18U defensemen and was tied for 3rd in scoring on the Jr. Ducks 18U roster. He also had two points in four playoff games.
The native of Dove Canyon, California, also pulled off the rare double-double of playing in both the NAPHL 18U All-Star Game and the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament in January and February respectively. He played for Team White in the All-Star Game and Team West in the NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament.
Nyhus was recognized three times in the list of the league’s Peak Performers. In October and November, he was the #2 Peak Performer for all 18U defensemen and during the month of December, he was named the #3 Peak Performer for all NAPHL 18U defensemen.
In his NAPHL regular season career, Nyhus (6’0/180) played in 69 career games and recorded 59 career points.
Nyhus is the fourth Anaheim Jr. Ducks 18U player 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.