ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rochester Grizzlies have announced former Eden Prairie Eagles Garrett Smith and Clayton Shultz have signed 2019-20 tenders with the team.
Smith, 18, has also played parts of the past two seasons with the Minnesota Blizzard program. Last season, the forward tallied 11 points (4 G, 7 A) in 14 games for the Blizzard 16U team and added 11 points (3 G, 8 A) in 26 games with Eden Prairie. Smith played only four games with Blizzard NAPHL 18U team this past season. In his senior year with the Eagles, he amassed 21 points (4 G, 17 A) in 25 regular season games. He also added four points (1 G, 3 A) in six playoff games.
Shultz, 17, finished his senior season this year with Eden Prairie. The defenseman spent time this past season with the Minnesota Magicians of the NAPHL 18U team, where he appeared in eight games. Shultz appeared in 25 regular season games for the Eagles and six playoff games. He chipped in two goals during the high school hockey state tournament at Xcel Energy Center.
Eden Prairie ultimately fell to Edina in the Class 2A state championship game.
By signing the tenders, Smith and Shultz are now ineligible for the North American 3 Hockey League draft on April 16. The Grizzlies now own their NA3HL rights.