The New Jersey Titans are excited to announce that Clay Allen has signed a tender agreement with the team for the 2019-2020 season.
Allen is a 16-year-old defensemen who is a native of Anchorage, Alaska and is currently playing with the Alaska Oilers 16U team of the NAPHL. In 13 games, Allen has recorded three goals and nine assists while proving to be a formidable blueliner.
“Tendering with New Jersey was an easy decision given their excellent coaching staff, winning history and all the opportunities available in New Jersey. I’m looking forward to contributing, competing and making the team better,” Allen said to the NAPHL.
Each season, each team in the NAHL can sign 10 tender agreements, and two that are exclusively used for players in the NAPHL. Allen’s tender is the Titans’ first of the season, and Director of Scouting Gary Biggs spoke about signing the the 6-foot-2-inch defenseman.
“Clay is a younger guy who has size and a big shot, and we think he has the tools to really solidify our blue line,” Biggs said. “His ceiling is very high and if I had to compare him to one of our players right now, he looks like a younger Craig McCabe with a little bit more size to his game.”
Allen also said that he prides himself in playing a two-way game, which is paying dividends to the 10-2-1 Oilers. He expressed his excitement in his tender with the Titans while he continues to develop his game in the NAPHL.
“My goals don’t change, every time I step on the ice I want to compete and make my team better, play defense in our zone and create offense in the opposing team zone,” Allen said to the NAPHL. “Ultimately I want our Alaska Oilers to compete in the National Tournament this year and I want to help the Titans compete and win the Robertson Cup.”
The Titans would like to congratulate Clay and his family on his decision to become a part of the organization.