Northstar 18U forward Hjelm signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Kaden Hjelm has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Hjelm, 18, is playing in his third season in the NAPHL and second season with the Northstar Knights 18U team. The 6’0/160 lbs. native of Omaha, NE, has recorded 12 points in 10 NAPHL games so far during the 2020-21 season. Overall in 23 games this season, he has recorded 26 points.
Hjelm played the 2019-20 season for the Northstar Knights 18U teams, where he had two points in 14 NAPHL games and 19 points in 69 games played overall.
During the 2017-18 season, he played in the NAPHL for the Omaha AAA 15U team.
He is the seventh player from the Knights 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 2021 NAHL Draft.