New Jersey Alumni Tate Singleton Signs Pro Contract

Jul 19, 2023

The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are proud to announce that former player Tate Singleton has signed his first professional contract with the Toronto Marlies, the Marlies are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In his one year with New Jersey back in 2017-2018, Tate played in 56 games while recording 47 points (20 goals and 27 assists). Tate came to New Jersey from the small prep school, Proctor Academy and has slowly risen through the prep, junior and collegiate ranks.

Singleton made his commitment to The Ohio State University and went on to have an extremely successful collegiate career over his four years as a Buckeye. He played in 140 games for the Scarlet and Grey, while recording 33 goals and 37 assists, for a total of 70 points. Culminating in his senior season when the team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament where they unfortunately fell to the eventual National Champion, Quinnipiac Bobcats by a score of 4-1.

The next step in his career came in July of 2023 when it was officially announced Tate had signed with the Marlies, starting the next journey of his hockey career at the professional level. New Jersey Titans Head Coach/GM Craig Doremus had this to say about Tate and his hockey journey, ““I am so proud of Tate on signing his first professional contract.  Obviously, I have known Tate for a while and have watched him mature and grow on and off the ice as a hockey player and young man.” Doremus continued, “When he first came to New Jersey years ago he was such a driven young man and has continued to keep his eyes on the prize and done the necessary work to do so.  I look forward to seeing him with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and so proud that he goes there representing the New Jersey Titans and the North American Hockey League.”

Singleton commented on his time in New Jersey and how it helped him prepare for this moment by saying, “I am so grateful to have had the chance to play for the New Jersey Titans. The staff in New Jersey took a chance on me. They taught me how to be a better player, and more importantly, a better person/teammate.” Tate harped on how he developed on and off the ice by saying, “I learned how to train like a professional. I was treated like family and held to a high standard; zero excuses. Playing for such an elite staff ultimately helped me sign my first professional contract. I cannot thank the staff enough!”

The New Jersey Titans would like to officially congratulate Tate and wish him the best of luck in the future, as is said often around Middletown, NJ, “Once a Titan, always a Titan”.