CarShield AAA 18U forward Akervik signs NAHL tender
The CarShield AAA Hockey organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Johannes Akervik has signed an NAHL tender agreement for the 2022-23 season with the El Paso Rhinos in the NAHL’s South Division.
Akervik, 18, is in his first season playing for CarShield AAA and third season overall playing in the NAPHL. The 6’6/218 lbs. native of Eau Claire, WI, has record five points in eight NAPHL games so far during the 2021-22 season.
Overall in 29 games during the 2021-22 season, Akervik has posted 14 points.
During the previous two seasons, Akervik played in the NAPHL FALL League for the Janesville Jets 18U and 16U teams during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season. He was a member of the Jets 18U team that won the USA Hockey Tier II 18U National Championship back in April of 2021.
He also played four seasons of high school hockey in Wisconsin for Eau Claire North High.
Akervik played in the 2021 NAHL Prospects Challenge back in May for the Minot Minotauros 18U team, where he had three points in five games played.
He is the first member of the CarShield AAA 18U team and first NAPHL player to sign 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 November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.