Reapers 18U forward Deputy signs NAHL tender
The Reapers Hockey Association of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward David Deputy has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the Jamestown Rebels of the NAHL’s East Division.
Deputy, 17, is in his first season playing for the Reapers in the NAPHL. The 5’9/161 lbs. native of Gurnee, IL, was third in team scoring in NAPHL play during the 2021-22 regular season with 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 26 NAPHL games played.
Deputy also recorded five points in four Dixon Cup Playoff games. Overall in 49 games played, Deputy recorded 51 points.
He is the fourth member of the Reapers 18U team so far this season who has signed an NAHL tender agreement.
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.