Atlanta forward Pugliese signs NAHL tender
March 16, 2016
The Atlanta Capitals, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Philip Pugliese has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Topeka RoadRunners of the NAHL’s South Division.
Pugliese, 19, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. In his rookie season, the native of Trenton, Michigan, recorded 57 points (19 goals, 38 assists) in 44 regular season games this year.
Pugliese (6’0/180) also was selected to and played in the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament back in February for the NA3HL 18U Selects Red team. He tied for the event’s scoring title with seven points in the three games.
Prior to playing for Atlanta in the NA3HL, Pugliese played for Trenton High School in the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League. He is the first Atlanta player this season to sign an NA3HL tender.
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 became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 7, 2016.