Vengeance forward Berardinelli signs NAHL tender
May 29, 2014
The Pittsburgh Vengeance, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Alex Berardinelli has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Michigan Warriors. The Warriors compete in the NAHL’s North Division.
Despite being just 18 years old, Berardinelli has a long and successful history of playing in the NA3HL dating all the way back to the 2011-12 season when he played in the league at just 16 years old.
This past season was shortened for Berardinelli (5’10/170) due to injury, but he returned to the team in March and had an immediate impact, scoring seven points in three games at the end of the regular season. He also had two points in the two Vengeance playoff games.
Berardinelli’s best statistical season came last year when he had 64 points in 48 games played, which included 32 goals and 32 assists. Berardinelli ranked in the Top 5 in the NA3HL in both goals and game-winning goals. In his NA3HL regular season career, Berardinelli has played in 98 career games and recorded 121 career points.
He also played in the 2012 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament as a part of Team East.
"Alex is a highly skilled hockey player and a fine young man that will thrive at the next level," said Head Coach David Dorsey. "Michigan is getting a player that has not reached his peak yet and has a very high ceiling," Dorsey added.
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 one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 3, 2014.