WICHITA FALLS, TX — The Warriors are pleased to announce that the team has signed Norwegian forward Adrian Ellingsen to a tender contract for the 2020-21 season.
The 2001-born Ellingsen has been a standout offensive talent with Lillehammer IK. In 2019-20, he put up an impressive statline of 39 goals and 32 assists in just 37 games in his most productive season to date. He has also represented his country on the Norwegian U18 National team, where he scored two goals and registered an assist in five games in the 2019 U18 World Junior Championship Division 1A tournament.
“Adrian is a highly offensive player who has the ability to create time and space for himself and his linemates. He possesses a quick and deceptive shot catching goalies by surprise,” Associate Head Coach Keenan Kelly said. “Adrian also has the awareness, intelligence ,and maturity to dictate the pace of play of the game. We look forward to Adrian bringing his wealth of junior and international experience to the Warriors in our Inaugural season.”
Ellingsen is the seventh forward and the fifteenth overall player tendered by the Warriors as they continue to work towards building their roster. He joins fellow tendered forwards Luke Panchisin, Nick Urtis, Chase Davis, Sam Myers, Alex Walker, Jackson Wozniak, defensemen Lane Ruffner, Max Techel, and Jack Blanchett, and goaltenders Sean Guerin and Owen Bartoszkiewicz in a strong recruiting class for the upcoming 2020-21 season, the Warriors’ first in the league.
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*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 include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL – plus or minus any trades – which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on July 21, 2020. *