New Jersey 18U forward Westin signs NAHL tender
April 27, 2020
The New Jersey Titans Youth Hockey Program, proud members of the Atlantic Youth and North American Prospect Hockey Leagues, is pleased to announce that 18U National Premier forward Aiden Westin has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Westin, 18, had 43 points (20 goals and 23 assists) in a total of 42 games between the two leagues. The 5’11/155 lbs. native of Anchorage, Alaska had 28 points (14 goals and 14 assists) in 24 AYHL games, and he had 15 points (6 goals and 9 assists) in 18 NAPHL games.
"I really enjoyed my time with the Titans organization,” stated Westin. “The on ice and off ice workouts every day that the Titans provided and being able to skate with the NAHL Titans really helped my development throughout the season. I would like to thank Nick Skerlick and George Haviland, my coaches, for providing great structure this season that helped me a lot! I also would like to thank my teammates and the Titans organization for helping me get to where I am.”
"Aidan was a very gifted and skilled forward who really was a pleasure to have this year in our organization,” stated Titans President and Director of Players George Haviland. “His hard work and determination and his constant threat of offense makes him a guy ready to play at the next level. I was happy to work with Aiden throughout the season and excited for him to reach his goal of making it to the NAHL. We wish Aiden good luck in Fairbanks.”
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 July 21, 2020.