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Rays Release 2008-09 Protected List

June 3, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

North Charleston, SC - The South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears announced today their protected list of 21 players under the guidelines established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players' Association.

The Stingrays protected list includes Marc Busenburg, Trent Campbell, Chris Chaput, Jamie Fraser, Mike Gabinet, Todd Griffith, Josh Johnson, Tim Judy, Nate Kiser, Cail MacLean, Cam McCaffrey, Paul McIlveen, Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Davis Parley, Rory Rawlyk, Matt W. Reid, Scott Romfo, Matt Scherer, Evan Schwabe, Matt Smith and Peter Szabo.

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

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.

Protected lists may exceed 20 players. Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2007-08.

The Stingrays will open up next season with a home-and-home against the Augusta Lynx in a rematch of the first round of this year's Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Rays will open up the season in Augusta on Friday, October 17 and play their first home game on Saturday, October 18.

Don't miss any of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of the 2008-09 season! Season Tickets and mini plans are on sales now! For more information, including benefits, pricing, and package options, please call the Stingrays front office at 744-2238 or view the information online at www.stingrayshockey.com.


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