The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that its teams’ tender forms will be become active on Sunday, November 1.
Each NAHL team is granted eight tenders, plus or minus any trades. Each team will receive two additional tenders to use for North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) players only.
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.
The tender-signing period ends prior to the NAHL Entry Draft. Tendered players are not eligible for the draft, which will be held in May of 2010.