Howell, NJ – When the Jr. Titan organization entered the NAPHL, the driving force behind it was to raise the profile amongst the players in the organization as well as player advancement. The first goal was easily accomplished by attending the NAPHL Showcases. The second goal just got accomplished as Titan U18 NAPHL player and Junior Defenseman Matt Armenti was offered and signed a tender by the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
Part of the NAHL process for teams to fill their rosters is the tender process. A tender is by definition
and courtesy of the NAHL, “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 eight (8) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft. “
Armenti is off to a great start in the NAPHL this year as he is tied for seventh in scoring in the NAPHL U18 League with eight goals and four assists. Armenti leads the Titan U18 NAPHL team in scoring as well as all U18 Defensemen in scoring over the year. A third year Titan, Armenti last year missed most of the season due to a back injury that he has bounced back strong from as in addition to his NAPHL stats, he also has four goals and three assists in eight games for the Titan MJHL team. A swift skating 6’1”, 180 lb defender, Armenti is excited and looking forward to heading out to Fairbanks. "Being tendered is an outstanding opportunity and I am really looking forward to it and the opportunity of playing in the NAHL," Armenti said.
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