Washington 18U forward Leibold signs NAHL tender
December 5, 2015
The Washington Little Capitals, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U forward Ryan Leibold has signed a NAHL tender agreement with the Springfield Jr. Blues. The Jr Blues are members of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Leibold, 17, is in his first year playing in the NAPHL and third overall season playing for the Washington Little Capitals Hockey Club. The Ashburn, Virginia native is the Division’s 3rd leading scorer with 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) through 17 games.
At the latest event in Aston, PA, Leibold (5’9/175) tied as the leading scorer (3G, 6A) and was named the 3rd offensive star helping the Little Caps remain firmly in the mix for a playoff spot in their inaugural NAPHL season.
Through the first two games at the current NAPHL event in Blaine, Leibold has five points.
He is the first Little Caps player this season to sign a NAHL tender.
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 2016.