Lansing 18U forward Brandstetter signs NAHL tender
January 29, 2014
The Lansing Capitals of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Jack Brandstetter, 18, has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness. The Wilderness compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
The native of Minnetrista, Minnesota joined the Capitals in January and played in the team’s five games at the most recent event in Troy. Brandstetter (6’5/195) made an immediate impact as he recorded six points in the five games, which included three goals and three assists.
Brandstetter has played in nine games with the Wilderness this season as an affiliate player. He has recorded two assists in those nine contests.
Last season, Brandstetter played high school hockey in Minnesota for Mound-Westonka. During the regular season, he had 39 points in 25 games played.
Brandstetter is the fourth Lansing 18U player to sign an NAHL tender this season. He joins Ronnie Hein (Aberdeen), Trent Kulczyk (Aberdeen) and Jacob Gwillim (Johnstown).
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.