Omaha 16U defenseman Decker signs NAHL tender
June 9, 2016
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 16U defenseman Jackson Decker has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Coulee Region Chill who compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Decker, 17, just completed his first season of playing in the NAPHL for the Omaha AAA Hockey Club. The native of Chicago, Illinois, played in 22 NAPHL regular season games during the 2015-16 campaign and recorded 21 points (5 goals, 16 assists).
Decker (5’9/160) was also selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team Easton.
Decker also had seven points in six NAPHL playoff games, which led all Omaha defensemen as the team went onto win the NAPHL Championship.
"Jackson did an outstanding job this season for our 16U team. He is as versatile as it gets for a defenseman, he plays in every situation and has the ability to play a lot of minutes. He was a great leader for our group and also did a tremendous job in the classroom,” said Omaha 16U head coach David Wilkie.
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 was held on June 7, 2016.