BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bismarck Bobcats, proud member of the North American Hockey League, have signed goaltender Stephen Peck to a tender agreement for the 2023-24 season.
Peck, an 18-year-old from New York, N.Y., just finished a stellar season at Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut. In his senior year, Peck led the Winged Beavers to a 22-2-4 record and a New England Prep championship. He posted a 1.26 GAA and a .948 save percentage, earning him team MVP honors.
“He is a big goalie with sound fundamentals,” Layne Sedevie, Bobcats head coach, said. “He makes saves and tracks pucks really well for a big man.”
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 174 pounds, Peck is roughly the same size as current Bobcats goaltender Linards Lipskis. Peck has earned recognition from NHL Central Scouting, too, ranking 13th among all draft-eligible North American goaltenders in January.
A tender agreement is a contract giving a North American Hockey League team the rights to a player for the upcoming season. If a tendered player decides to join the NAHL, he would join the Bobcats. Tendered players who are current rookies on this year’s team include Julian Beaumont, Ian Engel, Nick Baer, and Kade Kohanski.