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Granite City forward Delzer signs NAHL tender

March 3, 2022

The Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Luke Delzer has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division.

Delzer, 18, is in his first season of playing junior hockey, which has been spent between the NAHL and the NA3HL this season. The 6’2/194 lbs. native of Rogers, MN has appeared in six games to date with the Lumberjacks and recorded 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists).

He was named the West Division Star of the Week for February 14-20, as he put up eight points in two wins.

Prior to playing in the NA3HL for Granite City, Delzer spent some time in the NAHL. He began the 2021-22 season with the Jamestown Rebels, where he had one point in seven games. He was then traded to the Minnesota Magicians, where he appeared in 23 games and had seven points.

“Luke has been great so far for us in his short time here. You can see why teams in the NAHL would jump on the option of signing him. He has a lot of skill and vision. We are extremely happy he will get another shot in the NAHL next year. He deserves it,” said Lumberjacks Associate Head Coach DJ Vold.

Delzer is the 4th Lumberjack to tender in the NAHL. This is now the 10th Lumberjack to either sign a NAHL tender or be called up this year.

Click here to see a list of NA3HL tenders for the 2021-22 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 NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.

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