By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | Nov 15, 2018 | 10:00am
JANESVILLE, WI – The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have signed forward Robby Newton to a tender contract, securing his NAHL rights for the 2019-20 season.
A tender is a contract a team offers a prospect to reserve his rights for the upcoming NAHL season. When a player signs a tender, his rights belong to that team within the NAHL, and he may not be recruited or drafted by any other member club. Each team is granted 10 tenders, which became active on November 1, and which they can either use on a prospect or trade to another NAHL club.
Newton (5-10/175) is a 2001-born right-handed forward from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A senior at University School of Milwaukee, Newton also played 21 games for Team Wisconsin in the “before” Fall Season, registering 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points. As a junior for the Wildcats last season, Newton scored 28 goals and 54 assists in 24 games.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to play for Janesville,” said Newton. “I can’t wait to advance my hockey career and contribute to the team.”
“Robby will add both skill and grit to the Jets roster next season. He can be put in any situation on the ice and perform highly. We are excited to have Robby sign a tender with the Jets.” — Gary Shuchuk, Jets Head Coach & General Manager
Becoming a great development program for NCAA hockey means building for the future while focusing on the season at hand. After splitting with the Chippewa Steel, the Jets hit the road this weekend to Richfield, Minnesota, where the first-place Magicians await. Friday’s game is the HockeyTV free game of the week.