Metro, Top Prospects forward Schaumburger signs NAHL tender
April 5, 2018
The Metro Jets of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Matt Schaumburger has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the NAHL’s East Division.
The 18-year old from Canton, Michigan appeared in 20 regular season games this past season for the Jets, recording 30 points, which included 19 goals and 11 assists. He also recorded six points in eight playoff games as the Jets went onto win the 2018 Fraser Cup Championship.
“I would describe myself as a power forward,” said Schaumburger, “I’m somebody who tries to do the right things out there. I take the puck hard to the net and try to get back on the back check hard. I think my hockey sense is the best part of my game. I think the game well and make smart plays.”
“Matt’s a skilled forward that has a high ceiling,” added Knights head coach Tom Kowal. “His numbers back that up, but his all around play stands out as a great fit for our team.”
Schaumburger (6'0/175) was also selected to and played in the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the NA3HL 18U Selects red team, where he had two points in three games.
“The NA3HL has a lot of talent,” said Kowal. “They’re a part of the NAHL family, and when we can help advance a player up that ladder through our organization, it only makes us all stronger. We’re excited to have Matt join the Knights family and have the opportunity to make our team better.”
Schaumburger is excited to get to work. “I know the Knights are a good organization that moves guys on,” he said. “I’m just excited to be a part of it and give it my best.”
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 5, 2018.