Madison 18U defenseman Semrad signs NAHL tender
January 23, 2019
The Madison Capitols of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Drake Semrad has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Topeka Pilots of the NAHL’s South Division.
Semrad, 17, is currently in his third season playing in the NAPHL with the Capitols. The 5’8/155 lbs. native of Middleton, Wisconsin, currently has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 15 NAPHL games played so far this season.
He has spent the last two seasons with the Madison Capitols 16U team. Overall during the last three seasons in the NAPHL, Semrad has recorded 17 points in 54 games played.
He is the first player from the Madison Capitols 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 4, 2019.