Northstar 18U defenseman Johnson signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Tyler Johnson has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL’s South Division
Johnson, 18, is in his second season of playing for the Northstar Knights and third season overall in the NAPHL. The 6’1/170 lbs. native of Superior, Colorado, has been a steady two-way defenseman for the Knights this season, scoring 3 goals and adding 6 assists in 18 games overall. In eight NAPHL games he has recorded three points.
“I am very excited to continue my hockey career at Lone Star. I would like to thank God, my family, friends and Northstar Christian Academy for helping me reach my goals,” said Johnson.
Last season, Johnson played in 12 NAPHL games for the Northstar 18U team and had eight points. In 42 games overall, he recorded 27 points.
During the 2018-19 season, Johnson played in the NAPHL for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U team.
As the Knights program continues to grow, so does the recognition. “It’s great to see some individuals recognized,” said 18U Head Coach Rylan Galiardi. “I think it's a testament to our team that these individuals can stand out because of our team and Northstar is gaining a reputation as guys that are prepared and well coached. We're just gaining a reputation because of our three pillars in the Spiritual, Academic and Athletic area so coaches know now that they are getting warriors that come out of Northstar.”
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.