Tampa 18U defenseman Prospal signs NAHL tender
February 13, 2018
The Tampa Scorpions of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Vinny Prospal has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Prospal, 18, is in his second season playing for the Scorpions organization. So far during the 2017-18 NAPHL season, Prospal (6-1/190) has recorded 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in 21 overall games.
The native of Tampa, Florida, is the son of former NHL’er Vaclav Prospal, who played over 1,100 games in the NAHL.
He is the third player from the Tampa Scorpions 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season, joining teammates Peter Morgan (Aberdeen) and Stepan Pokorny (Aberdeen).
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 5, 2018.