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Tauros Tenders

Jon Lizotte

Hometown: Grand Forks            Date of Birth: 11/10/94            Height: 6'0            Weight: 208            Shoots: Left  

Nickname: doesn't have one

Favorite Subject in School: Math

Hiddent Talent: Basketball

Favorite Type of Music: Country

Favorite Hockey Player: Patrick Roy

Summer Hobbie: Golf

What is a tender?

A tender is a contract the player will sign announcing his intentions to play for a particular NAHL organization. Every team is allowed ten tenders, meaning every team has ten possible trade options. Trades are accepted following the final game of Robertson Cup (May 10-13), up until the roster in freeze in mid February. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL Draft, making this a crucial time to excersice the tender option, with the Draft coming June 4th. All teams will be granted their ten tenders of the upcoming season (plus/minus trades) following Nov. 1 of every year. Significance being, that's the day the coaching staff can officially start looking forward to the upcoming season prospects.

History

Grand Forks Red River Roughriders

2009-2010: Freshmen 22-GP 3-G 7-A 10-P

2010-2011: Sophmore 26-GP 7-G 17-A 24-P All-State Selection, State Champion

2011-2012: Junior 26- GP 9-G 27-A 36-P All-State Selection

2012-2013: Senior 25-GP 12-G 27-A 39-P All-State Selection, State Champion, Most Outstanding Player

Talent Analysis

At 6'0, 208 lbs. Jon is an imposing force on the blue-line in any league. With the reputation of pain on his resume', the Tauro tender has never shied away from physical play on ice or on the field. While he may face difficulty adjusting to the speed of the league at first, he has proven to be a fast learner. Lizotte's total package of size, checking and energetic play make him an appealing addition for a team looking to add a top-six defensemen who can open up the ice for teammates.

Future

Lizotte projects as a solid, stay at home defensemen for the Tauros with good enough hands to potentially play on the powerplay. He will be able to use his physicality in the defensive zone to make life miserable for opposing forwards infront of the net and in the corners. Lizotte could end up anywhere from a sure fire everynight starter for the Tauros, to a fan favorite third line tough guy depending upon his progress.

By: tlarson@minotauroshockey.com