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Meijer AAA 18U forward Burkle signs NAHL tender

December 2, 2020

The Meijer AAA hockey organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Evan Burkle has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL’s Central Division.

Burkle, 18, is in his second season with the Meijer AAA organization and 18U team. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Battle Creek, Michigan, has appeared in four NAPHL games so far during the 2020-21 season and recorded four points (1 goal, 3 assists).

Last season, Burkle recorded 10 points in 16 NAPHL games for the Meijer AAA 18U team and was selected to the played in the 2019-20 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team Warroad.

Burkle also made his NAHL debut during the 2019-20 season with the Corpus Christi IceRays on November 7, 2019.

He is the fifth player from the Meijer AAA 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.

Click here for a list of 2020-21 NAPHL tenders

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, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2021 NAHL Draft.

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