ECHL Releases List Of 165 Players With Qualifying Offers

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Monday released the list of 165 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 2007-08 season). Players on open qualifying offers can not be traded.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until August 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 August 1. After August 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 August 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

Team-by-team breakdown of players who received valid ECHL qualifying offers:

Alaska Aces
Guyer, Gino; Hodge, Brendon; Iberer, Florian; Martin, Derick; Reichmuth, Isaac; Smith, Jeff; Talbot, Joe; Talbot, Julian.

Augusta Lynx
Erickson, Mike; Johnson, Jamie (Veteran); Lang, Ryan; Lundberg, Eric; McCutcheon, Warren; Passmore, Brian; Platt, Jason; Slattengren, Aaron.

Bakersfield Condors
Griffith, Todd; Langager, Jay; Liebenow, Josh; Scott, Tyler; Truelson, Kevin; Wing, Sheldon.

Charlotte Checkers
Bellefeuille, Blake (Veteran); Glenn, Ryan; Lang, Jeff; Murphy, Dan; Rycroft, Daymen; Tuomi, Niko; Vinz, Shawn.

Cincinnati Cyclones
Daoust, Jean-Michel; Deitsch, Jason; Grumet-Morris, Dov; Martin, Conrad; Wirll, Mike.

Columbia Inferno
Eastman, Derek; Fauci, Ren; Jarmuth, Mike; McJannet, Steve; Sparre, Daniel.

Dayton Bombers
Anderson, Bryce; Berry, Mike; Herneisen, Matt; Hristovski, Jeff; Kelly, Paul; Maiser, Justin; Reid, Ryan; Tifu, Yannick.

Florida Everblades
Baum, Dan; Damon, Derek; Lee, Chris.

Fresno Falcons
Beaulieu, Pierre-Olivier; Hammond, Brett; Lawson, Lucas; Leisenring, Brady; MacDonald, Ryan; McFeeters, Rob; VanBallegooie, Dustin; Walsh, Tommy.

Gwinnett Gladiators
Awe, Jon; Campbell, Jeff; Jackson, Jim; Kaleniecki, Brandon; Mifsud, Scott; Milam, Jamie; York, Matt.

Idaho Steelheads
Beagle, Jay; Bruce, Kyle; Forsyth, Blake; Gabinet, Mike; Peters, Colin; Peto, Kyle; Rallo, Greg.

Johnstown Chiefs
Andress, Doug; Jacobsen, Grant; Katsuras, Gus; MacLean, Ian; Martens, Andrew; Nathe, Bryan; Przepiorka, Eric; Wallace, Ben.

Las Vegas Wranglers
Anderson, Nick; Czuy, Kelly; McKenna, Mike; Mosienko, Tyler; O’Connor, Sean; Peluso, Marco; Schoneck, Scott.

Pensacola Ice Pilots
Baraniuk, Jesse; Byfuglien, Derrick; Hecimovic, John; Johnson, Erik; Meloche, Rich; Rankin, Rob; Steward, Dallas; Sullivan, Dan.

Phoenix RoadRunners
Aikins, Justin; Demianiuk, Dusty; Deschamps, Matt; Fitzpatrick, Chanse;Hogg, Kris; May, Scott; Pszenyczny, Dave; Smyth, Matt.

Reading Royals
Becker, Jason; Christie, Taylor; Kronschnabel, Charlie; Pietrasiak, Jeff; Saurette, Kevin; Snowden, John (Veteran); Weitzel, Jason; Zappala, Joe.

South Carolina Stingrays
Chaput, Chris; Fraser, Jamie; McCaffrey, Cam; Morin, Travis; Parley, Davis; Schwabe, Evan; Szabo, Peter.

Stockton Thunder
Ellsworth, Cam; Geisler, Beau; Huxley, Adam; Lalonde, Mike; Lee, Brian; Main, Eric; Martz, Nathan; Melanson, Mathieu.

Texas Wildcatters
Baker, Kevin; Champagne, Scott; Cote, Brandin; David, J.F.; Paiement, Jonathan; Proulx, Olivier (Veteran); Rosa, Marco; Yeats, Matt.

Trenton Devils
Capraro, Chris; Laliberte, John; Manley, Mike; Martin, Joel; Pemberton, James; Riddle, Troy; Tremblay, Luis; Westgarth, Brett.

Utah Grizzlies
Burnett, Gordon; Fields, Sean; Kinasewich, Ryan; McVicar, Rob; Nelson, Eric; Sanford, James; Stewart, Danny; Trick, Chris.

Victoria Salmon Kings
Cole, Phil (Veteran); Engman, Gustav; Gomez, Robin (Veteran); Krestanovich, Derek; Krestanovich, Jordan (Veteran); Lloyd, Darryl; Young, Seamus.

Wheeling Nailers
Blanshan, Cody; Cameron, Jordan; Ciocco, Josh; Collins, Sean; Cook, Brendan; Franck, Andy; Guenther, Joe (Veteran); Smyth, Jon.