Alexandria forward Kilian signs NAHL tender
April 23, 2015
The Alexandria Blizzard of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Austin Kilian has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness. The Wilderness play in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Killian, 19, just completed his first full season of junior hockey, splitting time this year between Alexandria in the NA3HL and Minot in the NAHL. Prior to this season, Kilian (6’0/200) spent four years playing high school hockey in Minnesota for his hometown New Prague High School.
In nine regular season games with the Blizzard this season, Kilian registered six points, which included two goals and four assists. He was also a +6. He registered one goal in two playoff games.
While with Minot in the NAHL, Kilian had four points (all assists) in 20 regular season games played.
He is the first Blizzard player to sign an NAHL tender agreement 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 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 in June 9, 2015.