Oklahoma City forward Walker signs NAHL tender
The Oklahoma City Blazers of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Alex Walker has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Wichita Falls Warriors in the NAHL’s South Division.
Walker, 18, is in his first season playing junior hockey, which has been spent between the NAHL and the NA3HL.
The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Latrobe, PA, began the 2020-21 season with the Wichita Falls Warriors in the NAHL, appearing in 15 games and recording five points.
At the trade deadline, Walker joined the Blazers in the NA3HL, where he has recorded two points in four games played so far this season.
During the 2019-20 season, Walker registered 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 16 regular season NAPHL games and 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in five NAPHL Dixon Cup Playoff games for the U18 AAA Esmark Stars.
Overall, he spent three seasons playing in the NAPHL for the Esmark Stars program.
He is the first Blazers player this season to sign an NAHL tender.
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 includes 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 2021 NAHL Draft.