Des Moines 18U forward Lenz signs NAHL tender
The Des Moines Buccaneers AAA Hockey Organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Dakota Lenz has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the St. Cloud Norsemen of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Lenz, 18, is in his fourth season of playing in the NAPHL. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Urbandale, IA, is currently 3rd in team scoring so far this season with 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 16 NAPHL games played to date.
In 31 games overall so far this season, Lenz has 28 points.
During the 2020-21 season, Lenz had 11 points in 22 NAPHL games and 35 points in 58 games overall.
He spent the 2019-20 season playing for the Des Moines 16U team with 8 points in 12 NAPHL games.
Lenz made his NAPHL debut during the 2018-19 season with the Iowa Wild AAA 15U team.
Overall in 54 NAPHL regular season games played, Lenz has recorded 36 points.
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.