The ECHL on Monday 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 2017-18 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.
Alex Wall, James Henry, Greg Wolfe, Phil Lane, Ty Loney, Gunnar Hughes, Brock Montgomery, Brian Ward
David Makowski, Wade MacLeod, Spencer Asuchak, Zach Hall, Tanner Eberle
Tyler Shiplo, Josh Atkinson, Eric Neiley, Alex Guptill, Colin Jacobs, Brock Higgs, Connor Gaarder
Andrew D’Agostini, Reggie Traccitto, Matt Petgrave, Tim Billingsley, Brandon Marino, David Vallorani Luke Pither, Luc-Olivier Blain
Martin Lefebvre, Eric Knodel, Craig Dalrymple, Nick Huard, Shawn O’Donnell, Shane Walsh, Brandon McNally, Jordan Sims
Lukas Hafner, Clarke Saunders, CJ Garcia, Luke Salazar, Ryan Harrison, Cam Maclise, Matt Garbowsky, Jackson Houck
Zack Kamrass, Bryce Aneloski, Brendan O’Donnell, Michael Kirkpatrick, Dalton Smith, Matt Berry, Brant Harris, Stephen MacAulay
Garrett Bartus, Cody Sol, Bobby Shea, Mike Cazzola, Kyle Thomas, Trevor Cheek, Shawn Szydlowski
Desmond Bergin, Justin DaSilva, Tommy Thompson, Brodie Dupont, Brandon Alderson, Allan McPherson, Collin Valcourt, Matt Prapavessis
Branden Komm, Travis Walsh, Zach Bell, Charlie Dodero, Rob Linsmayer, Brian Nugent, Joe Basaraba, Kellan Lain
Travis Armstrong, Troy Vance, Brandon Martell, Harrison Ruopp, Alex Wideman, Paul Zanette, Josh Shalla, Shane Bakker
Dajon Mingo, Peter Schneider, Josh Pitt, Tyler Biggs, Anthony Camara, Lane Scheidl, Eric Scheid
Josh Robinson, Zach Tolkinen, Darren Nowick, Justin Breton, Radoslav Illo, Dane Fox, Matt Robertson, Dan Correale
Charles Williams, Alexx Privitera, Rob Hamilton, Cory Ward, Tyler Sikura, Joey Diamond, Matt Leitner, Tony Turgeon
Tim Daly, Brady Vail, Domenic Alberga, John Dunbar, Cason Hohmann, Erik Bradford, Trevor Mingoia, Angelo Miceli
Ryan Massa, Chris Bradley, Taylor Doherty, Joe Perry, Milos Bubela, Justin Buzzeo, Darik Angeli, Ethan Werek
C.J. Motte, Andrew Panzarella, Alexander Kuqali, Michael Parks, Alex Petan, Justin Kovacs, Kyle Novak, Jack Nevins
Adam Morrison, Luke Siemens, Nick Walters, Kevin Gibson, Alex Mikulovich, Ryan Walters, Lindsay Sparks, Kyle Dutra
Florian Iberer, Todd Perry, Mike Pereira, Robbie Czarnik, Adam Brace, Justin Crandall, Ian Watters, Sebastien Sylvestre
Wade Epp, Mitch Nylen, Danny Federico, Steve Weinstein, Andrew Cherniwchan, Steven McParland, Marcus Perrier, Derek DeBlois
Justin Agosta, Simon Denis, Scott Czarnowczan, Jacob MacDonald, Dane Walters, Tyson Spink, Tylor Spink, Shane Berschbach
Charles-David Beaudoin, Kale Kessy, Christophe Lalancette, Alexandre Ranger, Darcy Murphy, Garrett Ladd, Dan DeSalvo, Patrick Watling
Ryan Faragher, Phil Pietroniro, Marc-Andre Levesque, Jon Puskar, Ralph Cuddemi, Austen Brassard
Brett Stern, Alexandre Carrier, Gage Quinney, Garrett Meurs, Jordan Kwas, Derek Army, Nick Sorkin, Cody Wydo
Drew Owsley, Jamie Doornbosch, Nolan Zajac, James Melindy, Tyler Currier, Jack Rodewald, David Friedmann, Alexis Loiseau