Rochester forward Sawicky signs NAHL tender
The Rochester Grizzlies of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Luke Sawicky has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Wisconsin Windigo of the NAHL's Midwest Division.
Sawicky, 18, just completed his first season playing junior hockey and first in the NA3HL. The Osseo, Minnesota native appeared in 18 regular season games for the Grizzlies and made his NA3HL debut on September 9th, scoring two goals in the contest. In those 18 appearances he recorded 20 points, scoring nine goals and assisting 11 times.
The 5’11 180 lbs. forward stuck with the Grizzlies through November 11th’s matchup against the St. Louis Jr. Blues and then went back to his hometown to finish his senior year season with the Osseo program.
Sawicky then returned to play in a Rochester sweater on March 3rd and went on to play five games with the Grizzlies in the 2023 Fraser Cup Playoffs. He recorded three goals in those five games as the defending champs were unable to reach St. Louis.
Sawicky played four seasons with the Osseo program and also had a brief stint with the MN Blades 16U program.
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 2023 NAHL Draft.