Northstar 18U forward Oakland signs NAHL tender
January 29, 2020
The Northstar Christian Academy of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Ben Oakland has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Austin Bruins in the NAHL’s Central Division.
Oakland, 17, is in his second season playing for Northstar in the NAPHL. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Boise, Idaho, has seven points in 16 NAPHL games played this season. Overall in 34 games this season, Oakland has recorded 21 points.
Last year, Oakland also played for Northstar in the NAPHL. In 8 NAPHL games, he had three points and 55 overall games he recorded 30 points.
He is the fifth player from the Knights 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 2, 2020.