Sugar Land forward Garman signs NAHL tender
May 6, 2016
The Sugar Land Imperials, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Jake Garman has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL’s East Division.
Garman, 18, just completed his first season of junior hockey, which included stints in both the NAHL and NA3HL. The native of Anchorage, Alaska began the season in the NAHL, appearing in 11 games for the Corpus Christi IceRays. He then joined the Imperials in the NA3HL during the second half of the season, playing in 11 regular season games and recording five points.
Garman (6’2/210) also had one point in three Silver Cup playoff games.
During the 2014-15 season, Garman played in the NAPHL for the Arizona Bobcats 16U team. In 19 games played he recorded 24 points, which included 15 goals. His 15 goals ranked 5th in the 16U Division. Garman was named to the All-NAPHL 16U 3rd team that season and in addition appeared in the 2014-15 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team Blue.
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.