Alaska 16U forward Mitrofanov signs NAHL tender
March 1, 2019
The Alaska Oilers of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 16U forward Andrei Mitrofanov has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Mitrofanov, 17, is in his first season playing for the Oilers in the NAPHL. The 6’3/170 lbs. native of Moskva, Russia, had a very good 2018-19 regular season for the regular season Champion Oilers as he recorded 27 points (5 goals, 22 assists) in 17 games played.
He also added five points in four NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoff games.
Last season, Mitrofanov played for the Colorado Evolution 15U team and appeared in two NAHL Future Prospects Tournaments, where he had 12 points in eight games played.
He is the fourth player for the Alaska Oilers 16U team this season who has signed an NAHL tender.
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.