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 2018-19 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.
The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until July 16 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 July 16. After July 16, 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. 1, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.
Blake Thompson, Desmond Bergin, Conor Riley, Kevin Lough, Terrence Wallin, Brian Ward, Mike Szmatula
Olivier Archambault, Vincent Arseneau, Eric Roy, Alex Guptill, Gordie Ballhorn, Dalton Thrower, Jonathan Lessard
Ben Danford, Alex Gacek, Darby Llewellyn, Zachary Malatesta, Tanner Pond, Luke Sandler, Taylor Stefishen, Branden Troock
Luc-Olivier Blain, Erik Bradford, Willie Corrin, Matt Petgrave, Tyson Wilson, Reggie Traccitto, Brandon Marino
Brandon McNally, Eric Diodati, Chris Leone, Shawn O'Donnell, Eric Knodel, Arvin Atwal, Anthony Peters, Brock Beukeboom
Clark Seymour, Stephen MacAulay, Michael Kirkpatrick, Justin Kea, Nelson Armstrong, Sam Warning, Logan Roe, Zack Kamrass
Marco Roy, Phelix Martineau, Curtis Leonard, Gabriel Desjardins, Mason Baptista, Garrett Thompson, Shawn Szydlowski
Sean Flanagan, Evan Jasper, Matt Prapavessis, Joe Houk, Caleb Herbert, Allan McPherson, Chad Duchesne
Justin Parizek, Tommy Thompson, Joe Faust, Jefferson Dahl, Henrik Samuelsson, Aaron Harstad, Ryan Faragher, Cody Corbett
Garrett Clarke, Jaynen Rissling, Jack Burton, Etienne Marcoux, Riley Sweeney, Ryan Rupert, Matt Rupert
Alexandre Goulet, Dajon Mingo, Dylan Blujus, Tyson Fawcett, Austin Lotz, Jack Glover, Tyler Coulter, Cristiano DiGiacinto
Aaron Irving, Kyle Blaney, J.T. Stenglein, Garret Cockerill, Brendan Bradley, Ryan Penny, Tyler Biggs, Sean O'Rourke
Alex Brooks, Matt Robertson, Mark Cooper, Shawn Pauly, Dan Correale, Brogan O'Brien, Troy Donnay
Tony Cameranesi, Rob Hamilton, Sam Kurker, Matt Leitner, Alexx Privitera, Joel Lowry, Jared Kolquist, Jake Horton
Michael Young, Domenic Alberga, Darik Angeli, Patrick D'Amico, T.J. Melancon, Grant Besse, Alex Pompeo, T.J. Moore
Adam Phillips, Tommy Davis, Sam Jardine, Nolan Valleau, Chris Leblanc, Mark Bennett, Hunter Fejes, Stefan Fournier
Aaron Boyd, Alec Baer, Peter Sivak, Pierre-Luc Mercier
Michael Huntebrinker, Mark Naclerio, Sam Posa, Branden Komm, Brian Morgan, Viktor Liljegren, Brayden Low, Dillan Fox
Marcus Perrier, Danny Federico, Frankie Simonelli, Nick Roberto, Taylor Cammarata, Steven Whitney, Jake Kamrass, Tim Harrison
Simon Denis, Christian Hilbrich, Connor Crisp, Ryan Obuchowski, Kevin Lohan, Colin Jacobs
Charlie Sampair, Alexandre Ranger, Christophe Lalancette, Garrett Ladd, Evan Richardson, Jake Hildebrand, Dylan Hubbs
Gage Ausmus, Joey Ratelle, Kevin Carr, Joel Rumpel, Sam Windle, Taylor Richart
Dan Fick, Garrett Meurs, Kevin Schulze, Cam Brown
Dan Leavens, Ralph Cuddemi, Mark MacMillan, Marc-Oliver Crevier-Morin, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Ryan Van Stralen, Matt DeBlouw, Guillaume Asselin
Patrick McNally, Ben Masella