Tag Archives: NAHL tender

Ahead of Draft, Rubenach Signs Tender

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are pleased to announce the tender signing of forward Christopher Rubenach.

With the NAHL Draft looming, the Knights’ front office continues their efforts to put a team in place ready for a return to the playoffs next season. Another step forward comes with the signing of Rubenach.

An 18-year-old out of Denmark, Rubenach enjoyed success in the states with the Iowa Wild AAA youth hockey team last season, where he posted 28 points in 32 games at the midget level.

“Christopher is a high-end skilled forward that makes the players around him better,” said Assistant General Manager Justin Schreiber.  “We love the fact that his effort is consistent regardless of the circumstances.  We are excited to add a skilled forward like Christopher into the Knights organization.”

Rubenach’s efforts were rewarded during the 2018-19 campaign when the winger skated in two NAHL games with the Kenai River Brown Bears.  His success continued after the 01′ birth year was selected to represent his home country of Denmark in the U18 World Junior Championship. Rubenach skated in five games for Denmark, earning an assist and a bronze medal.

Defenseman Reid Miller Signs Tender With Knights

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are excited to announce Reid Miller has signed a tender with the team this week. The left-handed defenseman brings with him a good blend of youth and experience as he’s already accrued 23 career games in the NAHL as 17-year old.

“Reid is a dynamic defenseman that has the ability to make plays in all three zones,” said Knights assistant coach Andrew Whiteside. “His league experience makes him an exciting addition to our organization.”

“I think of myself as a puck-moving defenseman,” said Miller of his style. “I like to play on the offensive side of the ice, and join the rush. I know it’s weird to hear it from a defender, but I really like being offensive-minded.”

After playing 23 games with the Philadelphia/Aston Rebels, a chief Knights rival in the NAHL, Miller has as a savvy understanding of the division.

“I think it helped me, playing games in the East,” said Miller. “It’s surrounded by big schools, it’s close to some USHL teams, and it’s heavily scouted. It’s a tough division. I think it helped build my physicality. It’s fast: you have to make quick plays and you really can’t hold the puck too long. It’s a big jump from midget hockey. I really enjoyed it.”

As it turned out, having ice time against the Knights helped endear the organization to Miller.

“The Knights have a great facility,” he said of the Revolution Ice Centre, a venue he’s visited on multiple occasions in his playing time with the Rebels. “Their players there are allowed to be themselves. Having talked to Coach Tom and Coach Whiteside, I’m confident they’ll allow me to be myself, and play my style.”

That style will one day return to the NAHL and the Knights while in the meantime Miller continues to play with the Oakland JR. Grizzlies U18 program. The Knights staff is happy to have Miller aboard their tender list and look forward to helping him develop his hockey career!