By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | April 29, 2019 | 10:56am
JANESVILLE, WI — The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have signed forward Coby Stauss 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.
Stauss (6-4/212) is a ’00 forward from East Grand Forks, Minnesota, just across the North Dakota border. The power forward, who recently turned 19 years old, played his first season of junior hockey in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a Junior ‘A’ league in Canada. Stauss skated in 54 games for the Winnipeg Blues, scoring eight goals and 13 assists. Three of his 21 points came on the power play.
Before joining the Blues, Stauss wrapped up an impressive high school career at East Grand Forks High, where he finished his senior season leading the Green Wave in goals (17) and points (34).
“When the opportunity came to be a part of the Janesville Jets, it was an easy decision,” Stauss said. “Their commitment to player development and advancement is apparent throughout the organization. I can’t wait to put in the hard work to continue pursuing my goals.”
“Coby has a ton of attributes that remind the Jets’ coaching staff of Jakov Novak. Coby is a 6’4″ kid who can skate well, has great hockey IQ, and can shoot the puck. We are excited to have Coby wearing a Jets uniform next season.” — Corey Leivermann, Jets Head Coach