Northstar 18U forward Miller signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U forward Blaise Miller has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Miller, 17, has posted 27 points in 21 combined games for Northstar Christian Academy at the 18U level this year. That includes 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 10 NAPHL games so far this season.
The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Minot, North Dakota previously played for Grand Forks Central High School, where he had 23 points in 26 games last season.
“Blaise is someone we’ve had on our radar for a long time,” said Niko Kapetanovic, the Bobcats director of scouting. “He is an extremely high character kid who plays with a relentless compete level, which shows as he’s a beast in the corners.”
“There are not many times Blaise doesn’t come out of a one-on-one battle without the puck,” Kapetanovic said. “He’s a good skating forward with a nose for the net. The Central Division will not enjoy playing against Blaise.”
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 2021 NAHL Draft.