Arizona 16U defenseman Masella signs NAHL tender
June 2, 2016
The Arizona Bobcats, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that 16U defenseman Jeremy Masella has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minot Minotauros, who play in the NAHL’s Central Division.
Masella, 17, just completed his first season playing in the NAPHL. The native of Phoenix, Arizona, played in all 25 regular season games for the Bobcats this past season. Masella (6’5/204) recorded 11 points (1 goals, 10 assists) in those games and also played in four playoff games.
Masella was also selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team Easton.
At the conclusion of the season, Masella was named to the 2015-16 NAPHL 16U 2nd Team.
He is just the second 16U player to sign a tender this season.
A tender is a contract 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 Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 7, 2016.