Granite City forward Van Zulien signs NAHL tender
The Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Carson Van Zuilen has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Van Zuilen, 18, is in his first year of junior hockey in the NA3HL. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Northfield, MN, played in 23 games to date posting 9 goals and 14 assists for 23 points.
“Carson was a kid who was high up on our lists last year. He’s lived up to expectations so far. Has good vision and can be sneaky shifty with the puck. We are extremely excited to hear he is going to get the opportunity with the Steel,” said Associate Head Coach DJ Vold.
Van Zuilen is the second player from the Lumberjacks this season to sign a tender this week in the NAHL.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL for Granite City, Van Zuilen played high school hockey in Minnesota for Northfield, where he finished as the all-time leader in points with 196 in four seasons.
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 NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.