CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI – The pride of Sweden is headed to Chippewa Valley! Defenseman Otto Humble signs his tender contract with the Steel!
Humble was born in 2002 and is already 20-years-old. He was last measured at 6’1″ and 187 pounds.
He played 44 games with AIK J20 in the J20 Nationell. Humble tallied three goals and six assists for nine points. Before his time with AIK J20, Humble played a few seasons with Linköping HC on their J18 and J20 teams.
“Otto is an extremely mature young man both in his game and how he handles himself,” Steel general manager Casey Mignone said. “We are thrilled to have him join us after years of junior experience in Sweden. He will be a solid contributor in every facet of the game.”
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 – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.
The Steel are excited to bring Otto to Chippewa Valley!
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The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.