North Iowa forward Gravelle signs NAHL tender
March 3, 2015
The North Iowa Bulls of the NA3HL have announced that forward Brett Gravelle has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minnesota Magicians. The Magicians compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Gravelle, 19, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NA3HL. Gravelle (5’10/180) had a great regular season for the Bulls. In just 36 games, the native of Forest Lake, Minnesota registered 61 points (21 goals, 40 assists). He was also a +30.
Gravelle began the season in the NAHL with the Minnesota Wilderness, where he recorded five points in 15 games played.
Gravelle ended the regular season on a seven-game point streak, which included 17 points during the month of February, which tied for the NA3HL lead.
Last week, Gravelle was named the NA3HL West Division Star of the Week. This past week, Gravelle helped the Bulls claim another West Division title with four more points in two games.
“The consistency in his production is driving his success. Brett has had a big impact on the power play, which is a big part of our overall success as a team,” said North Iowa head coach Todd Sanden.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL and NAHL this season, Gravelle played high school hockey for Forest Lake High School in Minnesota.
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 one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held in June of 2015.