Granite City forward Skime signs NAHL tender
The Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Tucker Skime has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Skime, 20, will be playing his third year of junior hockey in the 2022-23 season, with his first two spent with the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Thief River Falls, MN, played 46 regular season games for Granite City this past season, posting 22 goals and 29 assists along with a +48 rating.
He also appeared in nine Fraser Cup playoff games for the Lumberjacks where he tallied a goal, six assists, and was +7.
In his first season in the NA3HL in the 2020-21 campaign, Skime recorded 21 points in 32 regular season games.
Skime is the 16th Jack from the 2021-22 team to have some sort of advancement to the NAHL. He is the 10th Jack to sign a tender in the North American Hockey League.
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.