Northstar 18U defenseman Carto signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Christian Carto has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the New Mexico Ice Wolves of the NAHL’s South Division.
Carto, 18, just completed his third season playing in the NAPHL and second season with the Knights 18U team. The 6'2/175 lbs. native of Plymouth, Minnesota, appeared in 22 NAPHL regular season games during the 2021-22 season and had three points. He also appeared in five Dixon Cup Playoff games, helping the Knights to their second straight Dixon Cup title.
Prior to his two seasons with the Northstar organization, Carto appeared in a short stint for the MN Walleye 16U program in the 2019-20 season.
He is the 12th player from the Knights 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender for the 2022-23 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.