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2008-09 Protected List Announced

June 3, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Stockton Thunder News Release

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder, the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, announced its protected list of 15 players for the 2008-09 reserve system, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players' Association.

The protected list includes: defenseman Mark Adamek, goaltender Tim Boron, defenseman Joe Dustin, defenseman Beau Geisler, defenseman Ryan Geris, left wing Adam Huxley, center Todd Jackson, left wing Mike Lalonde, defenseman Brian Lee, left wing Luke Lynes, right wing Ryan MacMurchy, center Nathan Martz, right wing Lance Monych, center Brandon Schwartz and left wing Tom Zanoski.

Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players' Association which state that teams shall retain the rights to each player that:

1. Signed a Standard Players Contract in 2007-08, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed Standard Players Contract in 2007-08, and was recalled to the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League or an International Ice Hockey Federation team, and has not been traded or released, OR

3. Received a 2007-08 Qualifying Offer for the current season, and DID NOT sign a Standard Players Contract, and has not been traded or released, OR

4. Has been suspended by the team or League, and has not been traded or released, OR

5. Signed Standard Players Contract on or after the first day of the 2007-08 regular season, then subsequently signed an NHL/AHL contract, and has not been traded or released, OR

6. Has executed the ECHL Retirement Form, and has not been traded or released

Protected lists may exceed 20 players. Teams must complete all Future Consideration trades by 3 p.m. ET on June 13 and must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15. Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2007-08.

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