New Jersey 18U defenseman Gelatt signs NAHL tender
January 29, 2015
The New Jersey Jr. Titans, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce the 18U defenseman Tim Gelatt has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minnesota Magicians, who currently compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Gelatt, 18, is in his third season of playing with New Jersey in the NAPHL. This is his second season with the 18U team and he put up career-best numbers during the 2014-15 regular season.
The 5’11/195 lbs. native of Middletown, New Jersey, recorded 20 points (all assists) in 24 NAPHL regular season games this year. Gelatt’s best event of the season came during the second Blaine event where the Jr. Titans went 5-0 and Gelatt had seven points in a five wins.
Gelatt helped the New Jersey 18U team finish the NAPHL regular season with an 18-5-1 record, which was good for 5th place and the #5 seed in the Gold Division heading into the 2015 NAPHL Championship Series. Gelatt’s 20 assists from the blueline were tops among all NAPHL 18U defensemen this season and his 20 points ranked 5th.
Last season with the New Jersey 18U team, Gelatt recorded 13 points in 24 games played and had five points in four playoff games. He also played on Team North at the 2014 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament.
During the 2012-13 season, Gelatt played for the New Jersey 16U team, where he recorded 19 points in 22 NAPHL games.
Gelatt’s younger brother, Mike Gelatt, is tendered with the NAHL’s Soo Eagles. Tim Gelatt is the third New Jersey 18U player to sign an NAHL tender this season.
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 in June of 2015.