Alaska 16U forward Westin signs NAHL tender
February 11, 2019
The Alaska Oilers of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 16U forward Aiden Westin
has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the New Jersey Titans of the NAHL’s East Division.
Westin is a 16-year-old forward from Anchorage, Alaska and is playing for the Alaska Oilers 16U team in the NAPHL. In 48 games with the Oilers this season, Westin has 33 goals and 54 assists for 88 points. In 17 games in the NAPHL, Westin has recorded nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points.
“I am very excited to sign a tender in the NAHL, especially with the New Jersey Titans. I would like to thank my parents, teammates and coaches who have helped me get to this point in my career,” Westin said of the tender signing.
Westin (5’11/153) also played with the Oilers 15U team in the NAPHL last season.
This the second time the Titans have signed a player from the Alaska Oilers this season, with the first being Clay Allen. Westin continued about his signing, explaining why he chose New Jersey.
“The Titans have a great organization and all of their staff has a good hockey background, making it an easy decision for me to sign there. I am looking forward to competing in the league next year and hopefully winning the Robertson Cup,” he added.
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.