Omaha 18U defenseman Monahan signs NAHL tender
May 23, 2016
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Shayne Monahan has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Monahan, 18, just completed his second season of playing with the Omaha 18U team. The native of Lakeville, Minnesota, played in 25 NAPHL regular season games this past season and recorded 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists). He also had three points in five playoff games.
He also recently played in the 2016 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament in Edina, Minnesota, where he led all defensemen at the event with four points.
Monahan (6’2/185) also played last season for Omaha’s 18U team and had 10 points in 30 games. Overall in his NAPHL career, Monhan finished with 21 points in 55 games played.
Prior to playing for Omaha the past two seasons, Monahan played for Lakeville North High School in Minnesota.
"Shayne has been a tremendous player for Omaha AAA the last two seasons. He is an outstanding two-way defenseman with very good puck skills and his best hockey is in front of him. We wish him the best in his junior career and we know that Kenai River is not only getting a very good player but an even better person off the ice,” stated Omaha 18U head coach David Wilkie.
Monahan is the 14th player from the 2015-16 Omaha 18U team to sign an NAHL tender this season.
A tender is a contract 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 7, 2016.