Rochester forward Bauer signs NAHL tender
The Rochester Grizzlies of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward and NA3HL Rookie of the Year Kyle Bauer, has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Anchorage Wolverines of the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Bauer, 19, led the Grizzlies in scoring during the regular season with 55 points (24 goals, 31 assists) in 42 games played. He also made his NAHL debut with the Austin Bruins. During the Grizzlies playoff run to the Fraser Cup, Bauer had four points in seven games played. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Hastings, MN, was the Central Division Star of the Week three times during the 2021-22 season.
Bauer will be joining Grizzlies teammate Layten Liffrig in Anchorage as Liffring signed his Tender Agreement in April.
Bauer made an immediate impact in his first season with the Grizzlies and in the NA3HL. Not only was Bauer a staple of the Grizzlies' Fraser Cup Championship run, but he was also named the NA3HL Rookie of the Year, named to the NA3HL First All-Rookie Team, and the NA3HL First All-Star Team for his performance during the 2022-23 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.