New Jersey 18U goalie Newman signs NAHL tender
April 30, 2015
The New Jersey Jr. Titans, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U goaltender Cam Newman has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Austin Bruins. The Bruins currently compete in the NAHL’s Central Division.
Newman, 18, just completed his first season of playing in the NAPHL for New Jersey. The native of New Canaan, Connecticut was one of the top goalies this season in the 18U Division.
Newman (5’10/160) led the league in wins with 14, was tied for 2nd in shutouts with three and was in the top 10 in goals against average (2.08) and saves (321) and had a save percentage of 90.4%.
Newman really shined in the playoffs as he backstopped his club to the NAPHL 18U Championship this past season. Newman played in four playoff games, winning all four, which included the Championship game. He posted a 1.75 goals against average and a 92.1% save percentage in the post-season.
Newman was also selected to play in the 2015 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team Blue. He allowed just a single goal in the game. In late February, Newman also played on Team Central at the 2015 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament in Ann Arbor, MI.
Newman is the fourth player from the New Jersey 18U team to sign an NAHL tender so far this season, joining Charlie Singerhouse (Amarillo), Tim Gelatt (Minnesota Magicians) and Mike Gelatt (Soo).
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 on June 9, 2015.