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Maine 18U defenseman Van Buskirk signs NAHL tender

February 17, 2022

Anchorage native Peyton Van Buskirk signed an NAHL tender with his hometown Wolverines (Photo by Ron Morin).

The Maine Nordiques Academy of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Peyton Van Buskirk has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Anchorage Wolverines of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.

Van Buskirk, 17, is in his first season playing in the NAPHL for the Nordiques. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Anchorage, AK, has played in seven NAPHL games to date and recorded two points.

Overall in 39 games played during the 2021-22 season, he has recorded 24 points.

Prior to playing in the NAPHL, Van Buskirk played for the Elite Hockey Academy and the Anchorage North Stars.

He is the third member of the Maine Nordiques 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.

Click here to see a list of NAPHL tenders for the 2021-22 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.

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