New Jersey 18U goalie Johnson signs NAHL tender
December 12, 2017
The New Jersey Jr. Titans of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U goaltender Kyle Johnson has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Johnson, 17, is in his first season playing in the NAPHL for New Jersey. The 6’1/190 lbs. native of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, has been playing very well as of late for the 18U Titans squad, who find themselves in 5th place in the NAPHL’s 18U Division with one NAPHL regular season event to go.
In 9 appearances this season, Johnson has compiled a 6-3-0 record with a 1.53 goals against average and a 94% save percentage.
Johnson has won his last four outings, which includes winning both of his starts during the last event earlier in December. In his last four games, Johnson has given up just four goals.
Prior to playing in the NAPHL, Johnson played for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals organization.
He is the first player for the Titans 18U team to sign 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 5, 2018.