Northstar 18U defenseman Stender signs NAHL tender
November 27, 2019
The Northstar Christian Academy of the North American Prospects Hockey League is pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Jakob Stender has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Stender, 17, is in his second season of playing for Northstar in the NAPHL. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Alexandria, Minnesota, currently has 29 points in 31 games played so far during the 2019-20 season, which includes nine points in six NAPHL games.
Earlier this season, he made his NAHL debut with the St. Cloud Blizzard on November 1st.
Last season, Stender recorded 43 points in 56 games played.
He is the second player from the Northstar 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 2, 2020.