ECHL announces players with Qualifying Offers


The ECHL on Friday released the list of players who received a valid qualifying offer from ECHL teams by the June 30 deadline.

Players who had already signed a contract by June 30 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 2016-17 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, 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 player 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.


 

 

Patch Alber, Alex Wall, Dana Fraser, Alexandre Carrier, James Henry, Gunnar Hughes, Kyle Flanagan, Greg Wolfe
 
Gleason Fournier, Mitch Jones, Daniel Johnston, William Wrenn, Tommaso Traversa, Garet Hunt
 
Matt Register, David Makowski, Eric Roy, Greger Hanson, Ian Schultz
 
J.T. Barnett, Patrick D’Amico, Justin Buzzeo, Thomas Frazee, Chris Auger, Garry Nunn, Kevin Albers, Tyler Shiplo
 
Justin Baker, Chris Owens, Justin Courtnall, Jeff Brown, Connor Leen, Mike Hammond 
 
Brett Wysopal, Cody Carlson, Andrew Blazek, Zach Budish, Andrew Yogan, Colin Mulvey, Branden Gracel, Joe Wilson 
 
 Giffen Nyren, Curt Gogol, Johnny Lazo, Tyler Fiddler, Jesse Mychan, Trent Daavettila
 
Shane Owen, Guy Leboeuf, Ian Young, Kyle Stroh, Chris Langkow, Taylor Stefishen, Mark Bennett
 
Mike Cornell, David Wohlberg, Gabriel Desjardins, Brant Harris, Brendan O’Donnell, Ralph Cuddemi, Greg Gibson, Ethan Werek 
 
Cody Sol, Garrett Thompson, Kyle Thomas, Shawn Szydlowski
 
Sean Escobedo, Justin DaSilva, Ryan Rashid, Kevin King, Vinny Saponari, Scott Fleming, Kellen Jones
 
Tommy Fallen, Zach Yuen, Corbin Baldwin, Colton Beck, Rob Linsmayer, Joe Basaraba, Andre Bouvet-Morrissette, Kellan Lain
 
Nick Petrecki, Anders Franzon, Ben Marshall, Rhett Bly, Michael Colantone, Alex Lavoie, Mikhail Stefanovich, Darian Dziurzynski
 
Cory Pritz, Brett Ponich, Sacha Guimond, Alexandre Mallet, Lane Scheidl, Eric Kattelus
 
Mike Boivin, Robbie Donahoe, Joe Diamond, Matt White, Matt Leitner, Zac Larraza, Darik Angeli, Derek Arnold
 
Josh Robinson, Reed Seckel, T.J. Syner, Rocco Carzo, Tanner Fritz, Darren Nowick, Radoslav Illo
 
Nic Riopel, Scott Allen, Josh Currie, Matt Cope, Connor Jones, Nick MacNeil, Chase Schaber, Maxime St. Cyr
 
Spencer McAvoy, Rylan Schwartz, Brian Christie, Spencer Pommells
 
Austin Coldwell, Jake Baker, Kyle Follmer, Trevor Cox, Jordan Knackstedt, Kyle Beach, Matt Neal, Kevin Henderson
 
Mark Miller, Jonathan Narbonne, Brian O’Rourke, Zach Tolkinen, Garrett Clarke
 
Adam Morrison, Jordan Heywood, Kevin Sundher, Cam Reid, Austin Farley
 

Wade Epp, Marcus Perrier, Colton Saucerman, Steve Weinstein, Joe Devin, Brett Cameron, Stephan Vigier, Derek DeBlois

 
Jeff Lerg, Ralfs Freibergs, Spencer Humphries, Jacob MacDonald, Kyle Bonis, Tyler Sikura, Tylor Spink, Tyson Spink
 
Kevin Carr, Andrew Prochno, Matt Konan, Mathieu Gagnon, Christophe Lalancette, Brady Ramsay, Emerson Clark, Kyle Bochek
 
Marc Cantin, Shayne Taker, Phil Pietroniro, Connor Hardowa, Barry Almeida, Alex Gallant, Erik Higby, C.J. Eick 
 
Franky Palazzese, Mathew Maione, Brett Stern, Riley Brace, Jarrett Burton, Derek Army, Shane Bakker, Cody Wydo
 
David Shantz, Dan Milan, Martin Nemcik, Logan Nelson, Miles Koules, Kenton Miller, Andrew Huff