Northstar 18U defenseman Morse signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Brian Morse has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Morse, 18, is in his second season playing in the NAPHL for the Northstar Knights 18U team. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Fresno, CA, has recorded 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 10 NAPHL games, which currently leads all NAPHL 18U T1ER League defensemen in scoring so far this season.
Morse has totaled 2 goals and 22 assists in 19 games overall this year. His 22 assists are tied for first on the team with forward Dylan Cook. He is also a key piece on the Knight’s Power Play unit, as he has added 1 goal and 9 assists on the man advantage.
“I am super excited and blessed to be able to sign a tender with such a great organization like Fairbanks,” Morse said. “I would like to thank my coaches, family and friends for everything they have done to get me here. I am super excited to get up there and start working.”
Last season, Morse had nine points in 13 NAPHL games during the regular season and three points in six Dixon Cup Playoff games as the Knights won the Dixon Cup Championship.
He is the sixth member of 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 November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.