Granite City defenseman Mortenson signs NAHL tender
The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Kyle Mortenson has signed a North American Hockey League tender agreement with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Mortenson, 19, is in his second season playing in the NA3HL with the Jacks. So far during the 2021-22 season, the 6’0/195 lbs. native of Maple Grove, MN, has recorded 24 points (4 goals, 20 assists) in 29 games played, which ranks 2nd among all Jacks defemsemen.
Overall in two seasons, Mortenson has played in 51 games where he’s posted 7 goals and 25 assists. He’s also a +45 in those 51 career games.
Mortenson was also selected to and played in the 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament.
We are extremely excited for Morty. He came into camp in the best shape this year and his game has really taken off because of it. He’s been a big help on the back end for us this season. He deserves this opportunity with the Wings,” said Associate Head Coach DJ Vold.
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.