Ducks 18U defenseman Nyhus signs NAHL tender
January 13, 2014
The Anaheim Jr. Ducks, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that captain and defenseman Evan Nyhus has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Janesville Jets. The Jets compete in the NAHL’s North Division.
Nyhus, 17, is in his first full season in the 18U Division with the Ducks. His 14 points in NAPHL play to date leads all Ducks defenseman in scoring. Nyhus (6’0/180) is also tied for 5th in scoring among NAPHL 18U defensemen.
The native of Dove Canyon, California is in his second season in the NAPHL. Last year, he played for the Ducks 16U team and recorded 14 points in 22 games played.
This year, Nyhus and the Ducks are sitting atop of the 18U Division with a 17-2-0 record heading into the final regular season event in Troy, Michigan from January 17-20. Nyhus is riding a three-game point streak heading into the event. He began the season with six points in his first five games.
He is the third Ducks player to sign an NAHL tender this season joining teammates Elijiah Barriga (Amarillo) and Paul Boutoussov (Corpus Christi).
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 3, 2014.