Madison 18U defenseman Semandel signs NAHL tender
April 20, 2016
The Madison Capitols of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Alec Semandel has signed an NAHL tender with the Janesville Jets, who are members of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Semandel, 17, just completed his first season playing in the NAPHL for the Capitols, who were the 18U Champions. The native of Waunakee, Wisconsin, which is located just an hour northwest of Janesville, recorded 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 25 regular season games with the Capitols this past season. He also had three points in six playoff games in the Capitols run to the 18U title.
Semandel (6’2/195) was also selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team Easton.
Semandel was selected to the 2015-16 All-NAPHL 18U 2nd team for his efforts during the season.
Prior to playing for the Capitols, Semandel played the past two seasons for the Chicago Mission at the 16U level, which also included three games in the USHL during the 2014-15 season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
He is the third member of the Madison 18U team who has signed 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 on June 7, 2016.