By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | November 19, 2019 | 4:42pm
JANESVILLE, WI – The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have signed forward Max Montes to a tender contract, securing his NAHL rights for the 2020-21 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.
Montes (5-8/146) is a ’03 forward from Hartland, Wisconsin. This year he is skating in his second 16U season for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals program.
In his first year of 16U last year, Montes led all Jr. Admirals players in scoring with 21 goals and 41 points in 36 games. So far this season, he has accelerated his productivity to a pace of nearly three points per game (18-14—32 in 12) and holds an 11-point gap over the next-highest scorer in the entire 16U division.
“After skating with the players and meeting the coaches, I am excited to tender with the Janesville Jets organization for next season,” Montes said. “Overall I fell like it’s the right fit for me because I feel like they can develop me to play the game better and take me to the next level. I am really excited for this opportunity and will sure make the best of it.”
“Max has a very high end skill set, but above that, he has a crazy compete level with a positive energy that follows him into every rink. We look forward to seeing Max in a Jets uniform next season.” — Jets assistant coach Lennie Childs
Becoming a great development program for NCAA hockey means building for the future while focusing on the season at hand. After extending their win streak to five with another sweep over the Minnesota Magicians, the Jets prepare this week for another pair of road games versus the Springfield Jr. Blues. The Jets will wrap up the nine-game road stand in Alaska, and return to Janesville for five home games before the holiday break. All NAHL games are broadcast live on HockeyTV.com.