Lansing's Durgan signs NAHL tender
The Lansing Capitals of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) have announced that 18U forward Conor Durgan has signed an NAHL tender with the Michigan Warriors. The Warriors are members of the NAHL’s North Division and were a 2011 NAHL Robertson Cup Finalist.
Durgan, 18, was named as the NAPHL’s Pointstreak Peak Performer for the month of January. His performance led Lansing to capture the 18U regular season title. In the NAPHL Championships played this past weekend, the Capitals made it all the way to the Championship game, where they lost to eventual Champion, Indiana Jr. Ice.
Durgan, who is from Laingsburg, Michigan, is blessed with good size (6’1/190) and a nice scoring touch as proven during the month of January. While helping the Capitals go undefeated in the Troy I event, Durgan had six points (5 goals, 1 assist, 2 game-winning goals) at the event and managed to register at least a point in each of the four wins.
During the 2012-13 season, he finished tied for 5th in team scoring with 13 points in 22 NAPHL games played this past season. Durgan is the second Lansing 18U player to sign an NAHL tender. Teammate Ryan Polin previously tendered with the Topeka RoadRunners.
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 become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2013.