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Nineteen players protected for 2008-09 Season

June 3, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Mississippi Sea Wolves News Release

BILOXI, MS - The Mississippi Sea Wolves have submitted their Protected List to the ECHL as set forth by the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players Association.

Mississippi protected the following players: Jason Beeman, Matt Burke, Chris Cava, Andy Contois, Michael Couch, Matt Deschamps, Gio Flamminio, Torry Gajda, Mike Hartwick, Mark Hurtubise, Travis Lisabeth, Kyle McAllister, Ryan Menei, Mark Rooneem, Pat Oliveto, Brandon Scero, Jason Tejchma, Chase Trull, and Jared Walker.

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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