Des Moines 18U forward Whitaker signs NAHL tender
The Des Moines Buccaneers AAA organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Lincoln Whitaker has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Corpus Christi IceRays of the NAHL’s South Division.
Whitaker, 18, is in his third season playing the NAPHL for the Des Moines organization. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Des Moines, IA, recorded 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 24 NAPHL games during the 2021-22 regular season.
Whitaker also made his NAHL debut with the IceRays during the current 2021-22 NAHL season on December 30, 2021. He has appeared in three NAHL games this year with Corpus Christi and recorded an assist.
During the 2020-21 season, Whitaker had a very successful campaign with the Bucs 16U team, recording 21 points in 21 regular season games. He was also selected to and played in the 2020-21 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game in Frisco, TX, where he scored a goal.
During the 2019-20 season, Whitaker had 7 points in 12 NAPHL games with the Bucs 16U team.
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.