St. Louis defenseman Blair signs NAHL tender
December 13, 2016
The St. Louis Selects, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Brendan Blair has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Northeast Generals, who compete in the NAHL’s East Division.
Blair, 17, is coming off another solid event where he recorded two points in four games for the Selects, who are in a tie for 2nd place in the 18U Division.
The native of St. Louis, Missouri, was named the Apex Learning Peak Performer for all 18U defenseman from the NAPHL event held in Colorado in November. He contributed five points at the event, which included points in three of the four games. Blair (6’1/195) had a goal and four assists, which included assisting on all three goals in a 3-1 win over Rocky Mountain.
For the 2016-17 season, Blair leads all Selects defensemen in scoring with 10 points in 17 games played.
He is the third St. Louis Selects 18U player who has signed 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 on June 6, 2017.