Northstar 18U defenseman Simmons signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Mitch Simmons has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Simmons, 18, is currently in his second season playing for the Knights in the NAPHL. The 6’4/215 lbs. native of Raleigh, NC, currently has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 10 NAPHL games so far during the 2021-22 season.
Last season, Simmons played for the Knights 18U team recording three points in 11 NAPHL games and 21 points in 40 games overall. He shined during the Knights run to the 2021 Fraser Cup 18U Championship, recording six points in six playoff games.
He is the first player from the Knights 18U team to sign a NAHL tender so far this 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.