Meijer AAA 18U forward Babinski signs NAHL tender
The Meijer AAA hockey organization of the NAPHL is pleased to announce that 18U forward Matt Babinski has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Babinski, 18, is in his first season of playing in the NAPHL for Meijer. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Midland, MI, has appeared in four games during the 2020-21 season for the Meijer AAA 18U team and recorded one goal.
Prior to playing in the NAPHL this season, Babinski played for both Midland High School in Michigan and the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies.
He is the fourth player from the Meijer AAA 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.
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.