NEWS: Jr. Americans and New York native Ryan Stratton Agree on Tender Contract

May 22, 2024

Fairport, N.Y. — The Rochester Jr. Americans have tendered New York native Ryan Stratton, reinforcing their commitment to developing local talent.

Stratton, a forward from Syracuse, has played a game for the Jr. Americans in November against the Maryland Black Bears. He is coming off a stellar season with Canterbury School totaling 49 points in 33 games, the highest production on the team. As captain, he led a squad that went. 21-11-3 including winning 13 of their last 18 games. The year before, Stratton tallied 17 goals and nine assists for 26 points in 29 games.

Prior to prep, Stratton played the 2021-22 season with West Genesee High School, dominating his competition with 53 points in 20 games. As an ’05, he has two years of NAHL eligibility. According to his Elite Prospects profile, Stratton is 5’8″, 146 lbs. The Jr. Americans have signed six tenders so far in this year’s class with five of them being forwards.

The Jr. Americans are committed to developing local talent if applicable. Stratton actually played for the Jr. Americans Youth Organization as well. He will join a lengthy list of home-grown New Yorkers to play for the Jr. Amerks. He will join Owen King and Ben Osiashvili as New York born players in this years tender class so far. 

A tender is a contract, of sorts. A player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that 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 team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

We’re excited to have you Ryan! Welcome to Rowdy Town, USA!

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The Rochester Jr. Americans 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. All league games are viewable via NAHLTV. For more information, visit

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