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Dozens of players from Minnesota and North Dakota tendered by NAHL organizations

Numerous players from Minnesota, and two from North Dakota, have signed tenders with NAHL teams prior to the league's upcoming draft.

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Prior Lake forward Justin Kingery (17) celebrates his goal against Maple Grove with teammate Prior Lake defenseman Jackson Anderson (4) during the first period Friday, March 11, 2022, in the State Boys Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

The North American Hockey League's annual draft is coming up on Wednesday, June 15, and plenty of players from Minnesota and North Dakota have already signed tenders with teams.

What is a tender?

A tender is a type of contract that players can sign that gives a team their exclusive rights. Each NAHL team can tender up to 10 players. Once a player signs a tender with a team, their rights are held exclusively by the team they signed with and they are no longer eligible for the NAHL draft. Teams tender players they feel strongly about and want to to add to their roster immediately the next season, instead of just hoping the draft odds work out in their favor and they are able to select the player.

Teams do not have to announce the players that they tender, but here is a list of players from The Rink Live's coverage area who have publicly signed tenders. This list will be updated as new tender information becomes available.

CHIPPEWA STEEL

NameHometownPrevious Team
Zach Sondreal WoodburyCretin-Derham Hall
Carter Wishart ChaskaChaska
Carson Van Zuilen NorthfieldGranite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)
Sam Rice Prior LakePrior Lake

FAIRBANKS ICE DOGS

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Brent Gulenchyn StillwaterMahtomedi
Max Miller St. Michael - AlbertvilleSt. Michael - Albertville
Jake Cameron VictoriaSioux Falls Power 18U AAA
Jack Olson St. Louis ParkOmaha AAA 18U

CORPUS CHRISTI ICE RAYS

Matt Kochanowski Apple ValleyMason City Toros (NA3HL)

ODESSA JACKALOPES

Nolan Peterson Brooklyn ParkChamplin Park
Tim Lagerback ChanhassenMinnetonka

AMARILLO WRANGLERS

Nolan Christy BurnsvilleDes Moines Buccaneers 18U AAA

NEW MEXICO ICE WOLVES

Daniel Ellingson OsseoDes Moines Buccaneers 18U AAA
Dillon Kuntz Grand Forks, N.D.Grand Forks Central
Jack Fuller CentennialCentennial
Blaise Schutt Elk RiverElk River
Jack Rausch MinnetonkaMinnetonka
AJ Carls Coon RapidsCentennial
Christian Carto PlymouthNorthstar Christian Academy
Isaac Johnson Fergus FallsFergus Falls

MAINE NORDIQUES

Quentin Sigurdson SartellGranite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)

NORTHEAST GENERALS

Toby Hopp Maple GroveMaple Grove

JOHNSTOWN TOMAHAWKS

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Blake Polifka WoodburyEl Paso Rhinos (NA3HL)

KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS

Luke Hause St. PaulHill-Murray
Jack Anderson OronoTwin City Thunder NCDC
Ben Monson SavageTwin City Thunder NCDC
Carson Triggs MoorheadMoorhead
Michael DeBrito Fergus FallsFergus Falls

SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS

Blake Keller St. CloudWillmar WarHawks (NA3HL)

BISMARCK BOBCATS

Joe Greniuk Elk RiverGranite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)
Luke Delzer RogersGranite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)

SPRINGFIELD JR. BLUES

Justin Kingery Prior LakePrior Lake
Tucker Skime Thief River FallsGranite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)
Tyler Bishop White Bear LakeWhite Bear Lake

ANCHORAGE WOLVERINES

Kyle Bauer HastingsRochester Grizzlies (NA3HL)
Wilson Dahlheimer Monticello Monticello

JANESVILLE JETS

Reed Kluender South St. PaulDes Moines Buccaneers 18U AAA

WICHITA FALLS WARRIORS

Matthew Syverson Apple ValleyDes Moines Buccaneers 18U AAA

MINOT MINOTAUROS

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Hayden DeMars Grand RapidsGrand Rapids
Adam Johnson MahtomediRochester Grizzlies (NA3HL)

ST. CLOUD NORSEMEN

Evan Pahos EdinaNew Jersey Rockets (NCDC)
Hogan Sinjem RogersRogers

EL PASO RHINOS

Marko Belak WoodburyCretin-Derham Hall

WISCONSIN WINDIGO

Cashen Naeve WayzataWayzata
Ryan Berglund MahtomediDes Moines Buccaneers 18U AAA

MINNESOTA WILDERNESS

Beau Janzig HermantownHermantown
Ren Morque Grand RapidsGrand Rapids
Dylan Jensen Fargo, NDCarShield AAA

PHILADELPHIA REBELS

Jacob Margarit ChaskaAcademy of Holy Angels

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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