Maine 18U forward Truchan signs NAHL tender
The Maine Nordiques Academy of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U forward Jackson Truchan has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Truchan, 19, just completed his first season playing youth hockey within the NAPHL. The 5’6/165 lbs. native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, played eight games for the Nordiques Academy in the 2021-22 campaign, recording 12 points (7 Goals, 5 Assists) in the process. Truchan also played in four games of the 2022 NAPHL 18U Dixon Cup where he dished three assists.
He also was selected to and played in the 2021-22 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game.
Prior to playing for Maine, Truchan played three seasons of hockey for the Victory Honda program as well as two seasons for the Compuware program.
Jackson is the 7th Nordique who will be getting a chance to wear an NAHL sweater next season from the 18U team.
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.