Thunder Bay 18U defenseman Biniaris signs NAHL tender
May 16, 2019
The Thunder Bay Kings of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Anthony Biniaris has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Biniaris, 17, just completed his third season playing in the NAPHL and second with the 18U team. The 6’2/175 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, appeared in 20 games during the 2018-19 regular season for the Kings and recorded 11 points.
In 58 career NAPHL games from 2016-19, Biniaris has played in 58 games and recorded 19 points.
He is the first Thunder Bay Kings player this season who has signed an NAHL tender agreement.
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.