New Jersey 18U defenseman Allen signs NAHL tender
March 31, 2020
The New Jersey Titans Youth Hockey Program, proud members of the North American Prospect Hockey League (NAPHL), is pleased to announce that 18U National Premier defenseman Clay Allen has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Allen, 18, had 34 points (7 goals and 27 assists) in 42 total games this past season. He had 21 points (3 goals and 18 assists) in 24 AYHL games and 10 points (3 goals and 7 assists) in 11 NAPHL contests. The 6’2”, 165 lb. Anchorage, AK native is a right-handed shot.
“Playing for the Titans was really an amazing experience and I benefitted so much from being able to move all the way from Alaska to make a home in New Jersey,” stated Allen. “Coach Nick Skerlick was really tough on me but that was because he wanted the best for me and made me improve during the year. George Haviland was there for me constantly, even when I needed someone to talk to about things that weren’t hockey related. The Titans’ Organization was very good to me and I was glad that I called it home for the year. Because of the excellent coaching and the Titan complex I was able to tender with the Minnesota Wilderness and look forward to playing in the State of Hockey next year."
“We are very proud of Clay’s accomplishment to be tendered in the NAHL,” stated Titans Director of Players George Haviland. “Our Titans’ 16U and 18U midget programs continue to be a breeding ground for advancement for midget players looking to play at the NAHL and USHL levels. Clay was a mobile defenseman that made things happen and his commitment to improving was evident as he led our D corp down the stretch. Good luck to Clay and his hockey endeavors."
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.