WICHITA FALLS, TX — The Wichita Falls Warriors are pleased to announce that they have signed 2002-born forward Alex Walker to a tender contract for the 2020-21 season.
The left-handed skater is 6-foot-0 and weighs 160 pounds. He joins his 2019-20 teammate Lane Ruffner as the second Esmark Jr. Star to tender with the Warriors. Walker had a standout season in Esmark, putting up 25 goals and 51 assists in 57 games
“Alex is a versatile forward that has put up a lot of points consistently the last few seasons,” Warriors Head Scout Chris Pyzik said. “We think he’s someone who can provide solid depth in his first season of junior hockey and really blossom into a prominent role in the future.”
Walker is the fifth forward and the eighth overall player tendered by the Warriors as they continue to work towards building their roster. He joins fellow forwards Luke Panchisin, Nick Urtis, Chase Davis, Sam Myers, defenseman Lane Ruffner, and goalies 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 June 2, 2020. *