Northstar 18U forward Christman signed NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Ashton Christman has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Christman, 17, is in his second season playing for the Northstar Knights 18U team and fourth season overall in the NAPHL. The 6’1/180 lbs. native of Lincoln, NE, is currently 4th in team scoring with 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in 12 NAPHL games to date.
Last season, Christman had nine points in 12 NAPHL games and 21 points in 41 games overall.
He had six points in six Dixon Cup Playoff games helping Northstar capture the 2021 NAPHL 18U Dixon Cup Championship.
Prior to playing for Northstar, Christman spent four seasons playing for the Omaha AAA Hockey Club.
He is the eighth player for the Northstar 18U team who has signed an 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.