DiCesare brothers from Omaha 16U sign NAHL tenders
June 1, 2015
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that defensemen AJ DiCesare and Christian DiCesare from the 16U team have signed an NAHL tender agreements with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Knights are a new NAHL team for the 2015-16 season.
The DiCesare brothers are twins and both just completed their first season with Omaha playing in the NAPHL.
AJ DiCesare, a 17-year-old from Morristown, New Jersey, also played in his first season for the Omaha 16U Team. Known as more of a skilled , puck moving defenseman, the 6'0/180 pounder compiled 2 goals and 18 assists for 20 points in 79 games overall while posting a +38 rating and 18 PIM. He was also selected last season in the USHL Phase II Draft by the Lincoln Stars (16th Rd).
Christian DiCesare a 17-year-old from Morristown, New Jersey, played in his first season for the Omaha 16U team, which finished the season as NAPHL Champions. The 6'2/200lbs. rearguard posted 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points to go along with 64 PIM and a +31 rating in 79 games overall for the Omaha AAA 16U Team that also were Bronze Medalists at the National Championships. He was selected this season in the USHL PHASE II Draft by the Omaha Lancers (13th Rd).
The DiCesare brothers are the 8th and 9th respectively tendered from the Omaha AAA organization and first two from the 16U team.
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 on June 9, 2015.