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ECHL announces players with Qualifying Offers

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Monday 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 2012-13 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.

 

 

Scott Howes, Tyson Marsh, Chris Bruton, Russ Sinkewich, Matt Ambroz, Brandon Gentile, Zach Harrison

 

Ryan Annesley, Josh Van Dyk, Scott Freeman, Peter Boyd, Evan Trupp, Erik Burgdoerfer

 
Mathew Sisca, Nick Tabisz, Alain Goulet, Nathan Moon, Brian O’Hanley, Chris Reed
 

Kevin Ulanski, Damien Ketlo, Brennan Yadlowski, Jack Combs, Jordan Baker

 

Evan Barlow, Rob Bellamy, Dustin Gazley, Mike Radja, Jordan Pietrus, Jimmy Martin, Artem Demkov, Jean Bourbeau

 

Brandon MacLean , Matt Marquardt, David Fischer, Trevor Bruess, Mike Ratchuk, Luc Tardif, Leigh Salters

 

Adam Comrie, T.J. Fast, Nic Riopel, Bretton Cameron, Brett Robinson, Jeremy Gouchie, Connor Shields, Marc-Olivier Vallerand

 

Joey Haddad, Bryan Brutlag, Tyler Murovich, Cody Brookwell, Dallas Jackson, Evan Rankin, Chris Clackson

 

Matt Case, Jacob Cepis, Deron Cousens, Patrick Cullity, Chad Klassen, Ian Lowe, Kael Mouillierat, Chad Nehring

 

Dean Strong, Elgin Reid, Joe Charlebois, Justin Taylor, Mike Matczak, Nick Sirota, Riley Gill, Dwight Helminen

 

Judd Blackwater, Jeff May, Joe Fallon, Channing Boe, Josh Lunden, Eric Lampe, Jamie Fritsch, Scott Campbell

 

Kevin Estrada, Adrian Van de Mosselaer, Cameron Burt, Geoff Irwin, Chris Huxley, Rob Mignardi, Jordan Hill, Chris Cloud

 

Mikael Bedard, Casey Haines, Jeff LoVecchio, Dave Cowan, Denny Urban, Mike Montgomery, Colten Hayes, Justin Milo

 

Daniel Koger, Billy Ryan, Sean Dolan, Johann Kroll, Andrew Cherniwchan, Michael Dorr, Chris Higgins, Matt Pope

 

Sebastian Owuya, Garet Hunt, Cameron Brodie, Brock Matheson, Jordan Fulton, Dan Ringwald

 

Paul Cianfrini, Todd Griffith, Matt Krug, Cody Lampl, Joey Martin, Nick Oslund, Kyle Page, Joey Ryan

 

Rob Bordson, Andy Thomas, Denny Kearney, Mitch Versteeg, Dustin Cameron, Adam Presizniuk, Corey Syvret, Tim Spencer

 

Andrew Engelage, David Strathman, Evan Stephens, Ryan Watson, Kory Falite, Trevor Glass, Paul McIlveen, Ryan Turek

 

Tim Priamo, Cam Fergus, Denver Manderson, Paul Crowder, Zack Torquato, Chris Barton, Cody Chupp