Des Moines 18U forward Palmersheim signs NAHL tender
The Des Moines Buccaneers AAA organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Ben Palmersheim has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL’s South Division.
Palmersheim, 18, is in his second season playing for the Bucs 18U team and third season playing in the NAPHL overall. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Palm Springs, CA, currently leads the team in scoring so far during the 2021-22 season with 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) in 12 NAPHL games.
Overall in 26 games played, Palmersheim has recorded 29 points.
Last season, Palmersheim was 3rd in team scoring for the Bucs 18U team with 25 points in 22 NAPHL games and 59 points in 62 games overall.
Prior to playing for Des Moines, Palmersheim spent the 2019-20 season playing in the NAPHL for Tahoe Prep Academy, where he recorded 10 points in 11 NAPHL games and nine points in five Prep Championship Games.
He is the second player from the Bucs 18U team 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.