Esmark 18U forward Camp signs NAHL tender
The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward John Camp has signed a NAHL tender agreement with the Amarillo Wranglers of the NAHL's South Division.
A native of McMurray, PA, the 18-year old graduate of Peters Township High School has skated for the Stars for three seasons, two seasons with Esmark's U18 team and one season with their 16U team.
During the 2020-21 season, Camp (5'10", 165 lbs.) registered 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists), including four power play goals, one shorthanded goal and one game-winning-goal, in 20 regular season NAPHL games and 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist), in five NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoff games for the U18 AAA Stars.
Overall during the '20-'21 season, Camp, who helped lead the 18U Stars into their third consecutive USA Hockey Tier I U18 National Championship field, registered 63 points (31 goals, 32 assists), including 6 power play goals and 1 shorthanded goal, in 71 games played.
During the 2019-20 season, Camp registered 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 9 regular season NAPHL games and 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in five NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoff games for the U18 AAA Stars. Overall, he registered 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists), including 1 power play goal in 46 games played, helping lead Esmark’s Midget Major squad to the Mid-American District Championship and a spot as District Champions in the 2020 USA Hockey 18U Tier I National Championships.
During the 2018-19 season, Camp registered 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist), in 16 NAPHL regular season games and 3 points (3 goals) in four NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoff games for the Stars U16 AAA squad. Overall, he registered 21 points (14 goals, 7 assists), including 1 power play goal in 50 games played for Esmark.
"John is like the Energizer Bunny ... but with world-class skating speed," said Esmark 18U head coach Dave Kosick. "He is as tenacious a player as I have seen and he brings high energy and adrenaline into all game situations."
"Campy will be a great pick-up for the Wranglers," Kosick added. "His ability to fill many roles can make him an important asset to Amarillo."
Camp becomes the seventh member of the 2020-2021 Esmark AAA team to sign a tender with an NAHL club, and the eighth '20-'21 Esmark player overall to sign a Junior A tender offer.
He joins teammates Nathan Dickey, goaltender, Kenai River Brown Bears; Ryder Brophy, forward, Lone Star Brahmas; Yahor Ramanau, defenseman, Wichita Warriors; Michael Felsing, forward, Minnesota Wilderness; Dominic Dezort, El Paso Rhinos; and Zachary Stoner, Johnstown Tomahawks, in signing tenders with NAHL Junior A clubs for the 2021-2022 season and teammate Edward Pazo, who signed a tender offer with the Northern Cyclones of the USPHL's NCDC Division.
The Wranglers, who are relocating to Amarillo from Kansas City and rebranding from the Kansas City Scouts to the Amarillo Wranglers, beginning with the '21-'22 season, will play in the eight-team NAHL South Division.
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.