Madison 18U forward Uttech signs NAHL tender
March 21, 2019
The Madison Capitols of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Brayden Uttech has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Uttech, 18, just completed his final 18U season, which was spent with Madison in the NAPHL. The 5’10/161 lbs. native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, appeared in 15 NAPHL regular season games in 2018-19 and recorded four points.
During the Dixon Cup Playoffs, Uttech shined for Madison, recording five points in four games played.
He also played in the NAPHL during the 2016-17 season for the Madison Capitols 16U team, recording 18 points in 22 games played. Overall in two years in the NAPHL, Uttech recorded 22 points in 37 games played.
Uttech is the fourth member of the Madison Capitols 18U team 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 4, 2019.