By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | March 23, 2020 | 9:24am
JANESVILLE, WI – The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have signed forward Nolan Murphy 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.
Murphy (6-2/185) hails from Boston, Massachusetts, and played this season with the New England Knights of the NA3HL. Playing in 47 games, Murphy led the Knights in goals (36) and total scoring (72), marks that placed him inside the top 20 scorers of the entire 34-team league. He was selected to and played in the 2020 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament last month, where he picked up three points in three games representing the Coastal Division team.
“I am very excited to have been tendered by a great organization like Janesville,” Murphy said. “I am looking forward to the challenge, what the future has in store, and continuing my development as a player and a person.”
“Nolan is a strong power forward who can use his size and speed to create opportunities to score. The Jets are excite to have Nolan sign a tender for next year.” — Jets head coach Corey Leivermann