Trio of Lansing players sign NAHL tender agreements
December 23, 2014
A trio of Lansing Capitals players from the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) have signed NAHL tender agreements.
Lansing 18U forward Kieran Durgan and 16U forward Ryan Hein have both signed NAHL tender agreements with the Aberdeen Wings and 16U forward Rex Moe has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Topeka RoadRunners.
Durgan, 17, has spent almost his entire bantam and midget career playing in the NAPHL for the Capitals. The native of St. John’s, MI, is Lansing’s leading scorer so far this season as he has totaled 16 points in 19 games played. During the last event in Blaine, Durgan (6’1/176) recorded five points in Lansing’s five games. The 18U Capitals went 4-1 at the event and currently sit in 6th place.
Durgan began playing in the NAPHL during the 2010-11 season as a Bantam. In 79 career NAPHL regular season games, he has recorded 54 points. He also has 9 points in 13 career NAPHL playoff games. Durgan’s brother, Conor Durgan, currently plays for the NAHL’s Michigan Warriors.
Hein, 16, is in his second season playing in the NAPHL for the Lansing 16U team. The native of Chelsea, MI has put together a good season thus far with 17 points in 15 games played. His 15 points ranks him tied for 2nd in scoring on the 16U team. During the last event in Blaine, Hein (6’0/153) recorded six points in five games as Lansing posted a 4-1 record. Hein also played and scored a goal in the 16U All-Star Game back on December 7th for Team White, who won the game 5-3.
Hein also played on Lansing’s 16U NAPHL Championship team last season, scoring three points on their way to the Championship. Hein’s brother Ronnie Hein, also plays for Aberdeen and is committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Ferris State.
Moe, 16, has played in 16 games this season and has 16 points, including 9 goals. The native of Grand Rapids, MI, is in his first season playing in the NAPHL. Moe was outstanding at the last NAPHL event in Blaine, where he registered eight points in five games, which included five goals.
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 Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held in June of 2015.