Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that we have signed forward Hadley Hudak to a tender for the 2022-23 season!
Our first tender signing of the season helps us bring in the New Year – a little later than normal, but this has not been a normal season by any stretch of the imagination. As the season continues to roll along we will be signing more tenders in preparation for next season. When we sign players we will announce them on our website and social media to give our fans an introduction to the newest members of the Jr. Blues family.
Our first signing and first introduction is Hadley Hudak, a forward from Canton, MI who is currently playing for Victory Honda 18U. He has appeared in 45 games between 18U AAA and T1EHL this season and has recorded 13 goals and 20 assists. In two seasons playing 18U AAA for Victory Honda he has appeared in 106 games and has scored 27 goals and 36 assists. Hudak is a former teammate of current Jr. Blues defenseman Andrew Schultz for Victory Honda in 2019-20.
We want to congratulate Hadley for his hard work to this point and look forward to seeing how he continues to progress this 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.Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which is held each year in the summer.