Northstar 18U forward Westlund signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Joe Westlund has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Westlund, 18, is in his first season playing in the NAPHL for the Knights organization. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Alexandria, Minnesota, has played in 10 NAPHL games so far during the 2020-21 season and recorded 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists).
Overall in 21 games this season with Northstar, Westlund has recorded 22 points.
Prior to this season, Westlund played the previous three seasons for Alexandria Area High School in Minnesota.
Westlund spent a part of the 2019-20 season playing for the Alexandria Blizzard in the NA3HL, where he had four points in 12 games played.
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.