ECHL Announces Players With Qualifying Offers
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Friday released the list of players who received a valid qualifying offer from ECHL teams by the July 1 deadline.
Players who had already signed a contract by July 1 did not need to receive a qualifying offer.
Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four could be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the upcoming 2011-12 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.
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 will retain the rights to that veteran until Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, if the veteran player is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran 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.
Alaska Aces – Brandon Gentile and Curtis Fraser
Bakersfield Condors – Erick Lizon, Jonathan Parker, Erik Burgdoerfer, Tyler Gotto, Jay Cascalenda, J.D. Corbin and Bobby Robins
Cincinnati Cyclones – Cory Conacher, Matt Pierce, Dan Eves, Brock Sheahan, Kevin Roeder, Eric Kattelus, Garrett Suter and Brian O’Hanley
Elmira Jackals – R.J. Anderson, Chris Frank, Tristin Llewellyn, David Sloane, Patrick Coulombe, Dale Mahovsky, Michael Dubuc and Andrew Sweetland
Florida Everblades – Brad Snetsinger, Eric Olimb, Bobby Raymond, David Fischer, Ross Carlson, Dusty Collins, Scott Pitt and Ryan Zapolski
Greenville Road Warriors – Wes Cunningham, Julien Brouillette, Marc-Olivier Vallerand, Sean Berkstresser, Andrew Carroll, Brendan Connolly, Justin Bowers and Dov Grumet-Morris
Gwinnett Gladiators – Aaron Bendickson, Tim Miller, Andy Brandt, Devin Timberlake, Ryan Garbutt, Matt Francis, Will Colbert and Cody Brookwell
Idaho Steelheads – Chris Hepp, Cody Lampl, Matt Case, Steve Oleksy, Geoff Irwin, Dustin Friesen and Kael Mouillierat
Kalamazoo Wings – Aaron Clarke, Patrick Asselin, Joe Charlebois, Darryl Lloyd, Riley Gill, Dean Strong, A.J. Thelen and Brandon Svendsen
Las Vegas Wranglers – Eddie DelGrosso, Greg Collins, Jamie Bates, Blake Gallagher, Barry Goers, Chris Higgins, Michael Ouzas and Sean McMonagle
Ontario Reign – Aaron Lewadniuk, Jordan Morrison, Luke Beaverson, Jordan Hill, Lane Caffaro, Brett O’Malley, Pat Bowen and C.J. Stretch
Reading Royals – Matt Generous, Todd Perry, Ben Gordon, Andrew Sarauer, Jared Ross, Brett Gallant, Rob Kwiet and Louis Liotti
South Carolina Stingrays – Sean Dolan, David de Kastrozza, Chase Langeraap, Brock McBride, Rob Ricci, Maxime Lacroix, Shane Owen and Derek Keller
Stockton Thunder – Jason Pitton, Pierre-Andre Bureau, Kelly Czuy, Chris D’Alvise, Garet Hunt, Chris Lawrence, Jim McKenzie and Anthony Aiello
Toledo Walleye – Jason Lepine, Tyler Doig, Rick Cleaver, Mike Hedden, Ryan Turek, Nick Duff and Evan Rankin
Trenton Devils – Ryan Ginand, Ryan Hayes, Jeff Lerg, Brad Miller, Doug Rogers, Jordon Southorn, Mitch Versteeg and Taylor Vichorek
Utah Grizzlies – Matt Clarke, Kevin Deeth, Samson Mahbod, Paul McIlveen, David Schulz, Igor Gongalsky, David Marshall and Brendan Milnamow
Wheeling Nailers – Mickael Bedard, Paul Crowder, Andrew Lord, Brandon DeFazio, Anthony Maiani, Channing Boe, Christiaan Minella and Dan Henningson
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