Rocky Mountain 18U goalie Miller signs NAHL tender
January 2, 2019
The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U goaltender Andrew Miller has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats. The Bobcats are members of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Miller, 18, is currently in his fifth season with the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of native of Boulder, Colorado, has been a goaltender for the 14U, 16U, and 18U teams starting with the 2014-15 season.
Miller boasts a 29-10 record and a .923 save percentage during his NAPHL games dating back to the 2015-16 season. He was selected to the 2017-18 All-NAPHL 18U 1st Team, as well as, participating in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 NAPHL All-Star games. Miller also played in the 2018 NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament during the Robertson Cup for the West team.
“I am very excited and honored to sign with the Bismarck Bobcats. I really appreciated the dedicated coaching staff along with the hard-working team that follows them. It is a great fit for me and I’m truly excited to be a part of the program,” said Miller.
Miller is the first Rocky Mountain RoughRiders' player this season to sign an NAHL tender.
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 Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2019.