California 18U forward Chilton signs NAHL tender
February 1, 2016
The California Titans, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U forward Connor Chilton has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Ice Dogs are members of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Chilton, 18, is in his fifth year playing for the Titans in the NAPHL and second season playing at the 18U level. The native of Oak Park, California, led the NAPHL 18U Division and the Titans in scoring during the 2015-16 regular season.
Over the course of the past five seasons, which dates back to the 2011-12 season when Chilton began playing in the NAPHL, he has played in 104 career regular season games and has 89 career points.
In 25 NAPHL regular season games, Chilton recorded a league-leading 44 points (17 goals, 27 assist). He was also selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, where he scored 2 goals for Team OT Sports in their 7-3 win.
He is the first California Titan 18U player this season to sign an NAHL tender this season. The California Titans would like to wish Connor the best of luck in his hockey and academic future.
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 2016.