Chippewa Falls, WI- The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL have announced the signing of Matt Babinski to a tender agreement.

Matt played in 19 games between the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies AAA and Midland High last season. The 5’11 175-pound forward recorded 15 total points.

Babinski, 18, is in his first season of playing in the NAPHL for Meijer. He has appeared in four games during the 2020-21 season for the Meijer AAA 18U team and recorded one goal.

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 – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

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The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non-pay-to-play model.  The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. Notable Alumni of the NAHL include Ryan Suter (MIN), Patrick Kane (CHI) and Phil Kessel (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit