Des Moines 18U goalie Syverson signs NAHL tender
The Des Moines Buccaneers AAA team of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U goaltender Matthew Syverson has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Wichita Falls Warriors of the NAHL’s South Division.
Syverson, 18, is in his first year playing in the NAPHL for the Bucs 18U team. The 6’3/180 lbs. native of Apple Valley, MN, appeared in 17 NAPHL regular season games during the 2021-22 season, posting a 6-9-2 record with a 3.33 goals against average and a .902 save percentage.
He also appeared in two Dixon Cup Playoff games.
Syverson played in the 2021 NAHL Prospects Challenge back in May of 2021 for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
Prior to that, he played high school hockey in Minnesota for the Academy of Holy Angels, where he played in 67 games in three seasons.
He is the 8th player from the Bucs 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.