Everett 18U defenseman DeVita signs NAHL tender
November 23, 2018
The Everett Silvertips Elite Hockey Club of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Nico DeVita has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL’s Central Division.
DeVita, 17, is in his third season playing in the NAPHL for Everett. The 6’1/195 lbs. native of Bellevue, Washington, is currently among the top scoring defensemen in the 18U Division so far this season. DeVita is tied for 2nd in defensive scoring with 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 12 games played.
Last season, DeVita was named to the NAPHL 16U All-Star Game and was also named to the All-NAPHL 16U 3rd Team at the end of the season thanks to his 15 points in 17 games played.
In 55 career NAPHL regular season games, DeVita has 29 career points.
He is the first player for the Everett Silvertips Elite 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 4, 2019.