Sioux Falls 16U forward Reed signs NAHL tender
December 16, 2017
The Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 16U forward Brett Reed has signed an North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Reed, 16, is 6’0/195 lbs. forward, from Crosslake, Minnesota. Reed played for the Northern Lakes Lightning in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) before heading to Sioux Falls, SD this season. Last year, as a sophomore, Reed had 53 points (24 goals 29 assists) in 25 games for the Lightning.
Reed has been able to continue his success for the Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede in the NAPHL. He is currently the top scorer in the NAPHL’s 16U Division as he has tallied 25 points (15 goals, 10 assists) in just 13 games, including three hat-tricks already this season. He was honored with the NAPHL 16U Offensive Peak Performer of November.
“Brett is a power forward who’s having a great season with the Sioux Falls 16U team in the NAPHL,” said Magicians interim head coach Ben Weiand. “He is a responsible and productive player in all three zones and the Magicians are excited to add a player who has a track record of being a goal scorer at the Midget and high school level.”
Reed is the second player from the Sioux Falls 16U team and the fourth player overall from the Jr. Stampede organization who has signed an NAHL tender so far 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.