NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX — The Lone Star Brahmas are pleased to announce that they have signed 2001 defenseman Dalton Norris to a tender contract for the 2019-20 season.
Norris, a Michigan native, is currently playing with the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies. The Grizzlies organization continues to be a pipeline for Brahmas prospects — notable Brahmas who hail from the Grizzlies include current Brahmas Blake Evennou and Jake Suede and alum Julian Biondo.
“The Grizzlies coaching staff and organization as a whole is first-class,” Norris said. “We have a great group of guys, and I’m looking forward to continuing to reach our goals throughout the season.”
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defenseman already has 20 points in 23 games played and readily acknowledges that his style of play includes offensive flair in addition to being dependable in his own end. “I’m a two-way defenseman who likes to contribute on the offensive end. A guy who can run a power play, but also be relied on in the defensive zone,” Norris said.
Norris elected to tender with the Brahmas because of the team’s winning tradition and the proven track record of helping players move on to the next level. “You combine those things with the passionate fan base and great coaching, I felt like it was a perfect spot for me,” Norris said.
Brahmas Head Coach Dan Wildfong agreed that Norris and the Brahmas are a great fit. “We really like the way he’s good defensively but also offensively is able to jump into the play,” Wildfong said. “He’s a great character kid. Everything the Brahmas want to be is who he is, and we’re really excited that we get the opportunity to have him come play for us.”
* 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. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft. *