Miners 16U defenseman Solomon signs NAHL tender
May 29, 2013
The Pikes Peak Miners of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 16U defenseman Ryan Solomon, has signed an NAHL tender with the Minnesota Wilderness. The Wilderness are a new team in the NAHL for the 2013-14 season.
Solomon, 16, played in 17 games during the NAPHL regular season and recorded seven points (1 goal, 6 assists). He also added three points in four playoff games. The native of Murray, Utah, also played on the Pikes Peak 16U team during the 2011-12 season, where he recorded six points in 18 games played.
Solomon (6’1/170) just finished his third season of playing in the NAPHL. He has spent the last two years with the 16U team and in 2010-11 played with the 14U Pikes Peak Bantam team. He is the first player from the Pikes Peak 16U team this season to sign 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 become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2013.