Arizona 18U defenseman Baker signs NAHL tender
March 2, 2016
The Arizona Bobcats, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Ben Baker, 18, has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Baker (6’1/195) appeared in 12 NAPHL games this season with the Arizona Bobcats 18U team, recording three points.
The native of Rancho Santa Margarita, California is no stranger to the NAHL. Baker began this season with the Minnesota Magicians in the NAHL, where he appeared in 16 games at the beginning of the season, recording one assist.
During the 2014-15 season, Baker played in the NAHL for the Wenatchee Wild, appearing in 26 NAHL games during the regular season and five more during the playoffs.
Prior to playing in the NAHL and NAPHL, Baker played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings 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 in June of 2016.