Madison 18U duo of Swanson, Woodward sign NAHL tenders
April 24, 2017
Aaron Swanson played in the 2016 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game.
The Madison Capitols of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that two 18U players have signed tenders to play in the NAHL next season.
Forward Aaron Swanson has signed an NAHL tender with the Amarillo Bulls and defenseman Nick Woodward has signed a tender with the Bismarck Bobcats.
Swanson, 17, has spent the last three years in the NAPHL with the Capitols organization. The 2016-17 season was his first with the 18U team, where he led the team in scoring this season. Swanson (5’9/160) had 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 23 regular season games. He also had six points in five playoff games as he helped the Capitols to their second consecutive NAPHL 18U title.
The native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, was also selected to and played in the 2016 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team Dixon.
Woodward, 18, played in 17 regular season games for the 18U Capitols this season. The native of Dubuque, Iowa, recorded 10 points during the regular season. He also had three points in five playoff games, helping the Capitols to the 18U title.
Woodward (5’9/165) began the season with the Coulee Region Chill in the NAHL during the 2016 NAHL Showcase.
Prior to playing in the NAPHL, Woodward played in the Tier 1 Elite League for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals and the Kansas City Mavs Elite.
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.