By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | March 5, 2019 | 10:13am
JANESVILLE, WI – The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have signed forward Jackson Sabo to a tender contract, securing his NAHL rights for the 2019-20 season.
A tender is a contract a team offers a prospect to reserve his rights for the upcoming NAHL season. When a player signs a tender, his rights belong to that team within the NAHL, and he may not be recruited or drafted by any other member club. Each team is granted 10 tenders, which became active on November 1, and which they can either use on a prospect or trade to another NAHL club.
Sabo (6-3/170) is a late-2000 forward from Rosemount, Minnesota, a southeastern suburb of the Twin Cities. Sabo finished his senior season at Rosemount High both captaining the Irish and leading the team in scoring (18-23—41; 25GP). Sabo helped bring a South Suburban Conference Championship to Rosemount, a program whose alumni include current Minot Minotauros goaltender Ben Garrity and NHL Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown.
Sabo also played 12 games for Team CCM in the Upper Midwest HS Elite League.
“I am very excited to sign a tender with the Janesville Jets,” Sabo said. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity with a great organization.”
“The Janesville Jets coaching staff is thrilled to have Jackson Sabo sign a tender with us. Jackson is a skilled two-way forward that will add depth for the Jets’ forward group next season. He’s a highly touted player from Minnesota who received great reviews
Becoming a great development program for NCAA hockey means building for the future while focusing on the season at hand. After taking three of a possible four points at home versus the Chippewa Steel, the Jets hit the road for seven straight, starting this weekend in Soldotna, Alaska, versus the Kenai River Brown Bears. All NAHL regular season and postseason games are broadcast live on HockeyTV.com.