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Maine Mariners Season-Ending Roster Revealed

June 22, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Maine Mariners News Release

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Mariners announced their season-ending roster for 2023-24 on Saturday, protecting the rights of 20 players as the signing period begins. The season-ending roster is the second in the three-step process of retaining players' rights, the first being the initial protected list, and the final being qualifying offers. Players can begin signing contracts on Sunday.

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2023-24. Therefore, players who were on NHL or AHL contracts in 2023-24 are not eligible for the list.

Here is the Mariners 2023-24 season-ending roster:

FORWARDS (12): Ty Cheveldayoff, Wyllum Deveaux, Tyler Drevitch, Gabe Guertler, Brooklyn Kalmikov, Xander Lamppa, Griffin Ness, Felix Pare, Christian Sarlo, Bennett Stockdale, Sebastian Vidmar, Chase Zieky

DEFENSEMEN (7): Gabriel Chicoine, Connor Doherty, Fedor Gordeev, Jason Horvath, Darien Kielb, Andrew Peski, Alex Sheehy

GOALTENDERS (1): Brad Arvanitis

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 11:59 p.m. ET on July 7. 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 2024-25 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 7.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 22 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 11:59 p.m. ET on July 22. After July 22, 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 11:59 p.m. ET on August 8, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

The Mariners 2024-25 season presented by Hannaford to Go, begins on Friday, October 18th with the Home Opener against the Wheeling Nailers at 7:15 PM. The full schedule can be viewed here. Full and half season packages plus 12-game plans and discounted group tickets are on sale now by calling 833-GO-MAINE or visiting the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland. Fans can also fill out an inquiry form for packages or group tickets at, and a Mariners staff member will reach out. Single game tickets will be available in September.

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