St. Louis 16U forward Rueschhoff signs NAHL tender
January 23, 2014
The St. Louis Selects of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 16U forward Austin Rueschhoff has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness. The Wilderness compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Rueschhoff, 16, is in his second season with the Selects 16U team. The 6’5/190 lbs. forward from Wentzville, Missouri, recorded 29 points in 19 NAPHL games this season. Rueschhoff ranked 3rd in points and in goals and was second on the team in assists this season.
In 41 career NAPHL regular season games, Rueschhoff has 43 career points in 41 career games. He also scored six points in five playoff games last year. Rueschhoff lead the St. Louis Selects 16U team to a 12-6-2 record this season as they finished 7th in the 16U Division. They will be a part of the NAPHL Gold Division playoffs for the first time in team history.
Earlier this season, Rueschoff was selected to take part in the inaugural NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, which was held in Blaine, Minnesota on December 8th.
He is the third member from the St. Louis Selects organization to sign an NAHL tender this season and the first player from the 16U team to do so.
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 NAPHL - plus or minus any trades - which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 3, 2014.