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ECHL Announces Season-Ending Rosters

June 16, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL on Thursday announced the Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its Member Teams.

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2015-16.

Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than June 30. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2016-17 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to July 1.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until Aug. 1 at which time the qualifying offer becomes null and void and the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action. Teams that extend a valid qualifying offer to a non-veteran player shall retain the rights to that qualified player for one playing season.

A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player, or to a goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will retain the rights to that player until Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran or goaltender shall be deemed a restricted free agent and shall be entitled to seek and secure offers of employment from other ECHL teams. Restricted free agents may not be traded. When a restricted free agent receives a contract offer from a team other than the team with the player's rights and the restricted free agent wishes to accept the contract offer, the restricted free agent and the offering member must, within 24 hours, notify the ECHL, the team with the player's rights and the Professional Hockey Players' Association. The member with the player's rights shall have seven days after the date it is notified to exercise its right to match the contract offer.

If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by Aug. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

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Andrew D'Agostini, Bryan Pitton, Travis Armstrong, Steven Kaunisto, Mike Vernace, Jordan Henry, Tim Billingsley, Justin Baker, Chris Owens, Mitch Zion, Nick McParland, Luke Pither, Joe Zarbo, Scott Jacklin, Mike Hammond, Steve Mele, Jeff Brown, Brandon Marino, Connor Leen, Justin Courtnall

Andy Iles, Neil Conway, Riley Weselowski, Brett Wysopal, Cody Carlson, Andrew Blazek, Adam Payerl, Christiaan Minella, Andrew Yogan, Brett Ferguson, Tommy Mele, Jack Downing, Joe Wilson, Zach Budish, Branden Gracel, Nick Huard, Colin Mulvey, Levko Koper, Garrick Perry

Kris Lazaruk, Kyle Thomas, Garrett Thompson

Alain Valiquette, Nicholas Kuqali, Greg Amlong, Joe Houk, Justin DaSilva, Matt Fornataro, Danick Paquette, Jonathan Parker

Josh Robinson, Trevor Ludwig, Travis Walsh, Patrick Cullity, Alex Lepkowski, Rocco Carzo, David de Kastrozza, Andrew Courtney, Darren Nowick, Reed Seckel, Mark Miller, Garrett Clarke, Dylan Gilbert, Brett Perlini

Adam Morrison, Mike Marcou, Kevin Young, Todd Perry, Derik Johnson, Jordan Heywood, Kevin Sundher, Yannick Tifu, Justin Crandall, Scott Tanski, Nikita Kashirsky, Ian Watters, Cam Reid, Joe Rehkamp, Michael Pelech, Austin Farley, Mike Pereira

Nick D'Agostino, Marcus Perrier, Wade Epp, Colton Saucerman, Steve Weinstein, Derek DeBlois, Joe Devin, Brett Cameron, Kelly Zajac, Patrick Gaul, Stephan Vigier, Trevor Gillies

Jeff Lerg, Joel Chouinard, Joe Sova, Matt Caito, Beau Schmitz, Ralfs Freibergs, Jared Nightingale, Spencer Humphries, Jacob MacDonald, Michael Leone, Shane Berschbach, Austin Wuthrich, Tyler Sikura, Tyson Spink, Tylor Spink, A.J. Jenks, Kyle Bonis, Evan Rankin, Max Gaede

Kevin Carr, Jacob Poe, Eric Drapluk, Dennis Brown, Connor Kucera, Tom Kroshus, Matt Konan, Andrew Prochno, Shawn Bates, Ben Murphy, Brian Nugent, Adam Pleskach, Brady Ramsay, Christophe Lalancette, Mathieu Gagnon, Phil Brewer, Emerson Clark, Dan DeSalvo Igor Vladykovskii, Kyle Bochek

Mark Owuya, Shayne Taker, Mike Ratchuk, Marc Cantin, Connor Hardowa, Phil Pietroniro, Tim Daly, Mike MacIntyre, Brad Richard, Erik Higby, Barry Almeida, Jon Puskar, Brent Gwidt, C.J. Eick, Ryan Hayes, Cody Ferriero, Mathieu Aubin, Scott Brannon


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