The Fort Wayne Komets have been the most active team in the early part of free agency, while other teams have remained silent on some of their signings. This week will probably see a more active period of announcements , because Qualifying Offers (QO) are due June 30th and anyone not signed to a contract or offered a QO will be a free agent. Below I have a list of players signed, players eligible for QO’s , and players who have made the jump overseas or retired.

Player Signings and Season Ending Roster

Note that some players may have been signed, but have not announced by their respective team, so they would not need a Qualifying Offer.

Adirondack Thunder:  Players Signed: Matt Salhany

Eligible for QO: Alex Jaeckle, Charles Curti, Kelly Summers, Jake Linhart, Michael Sdao, Blake Thompson, Tommy Parran, James Phelan, Alexandre Carrier, Conor Riley, Mike Szmatula, Ryan Walker, John Edwardh, Nick Hutchison, Robbie Payne, James Henry, Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Felix Girard

Brampton Beast:  Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Rob Mann, Jordan Henry, Brenden Miller, Cam Bakker, TJ Melancon, Chris Martenet and Cameron Heath, Lindsay Sparks, Connor Sanvido, Anthony Nigro, Erik Bradford, David Pacan, Nathan Todd, Erik Robichaud, Dan Leavens, David Vallorani, Jackson Leef, Perry D’Arrisso and Jared Gome, Andrew D’Agostini

Maine Mariners: Players Signed: Dillan Fox

Eligible for QO: Francois Brassard, Austin McEneny, Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin, Josh Couturier, Dallas Rossiter, Nathaniel Kallen, Gabriel Sylvestre, Jonathan Racine, Nick Master, Brian Hart, Conner Bleackley, Dillan Fox, Ryan Ferrill, Mikael Robidoux, Michael McNicholas, Alex Kile and Ted Hart

Newfoundland Growlers: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Parker Gahagen, James Melindy, Garrett Johnston, Evan Neugold, Mark Tremaine, Dylan Vander Esch and Todd Skirving

Reading Royals: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Garrett Cecere, Garret Cockerill, Aaron Titcomb, Mike Crocock, Joe Rutkowski, Ralph Cuddemi, Frank DiChiara, Trevor Yates, Corey Mackin, Brayden Low, Garrett Mitchell, Max Willman, Trevor Gooch, Hayden Hodgson and Luke Stork

Worcester Railers:  Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Ivan Chukarov, Connor Doherty, Anthonty Florentino, Myles McGurty, Jack Stander, Barry Almeida, James Anderson, Brent Beaudoin, Drew Callin, Ross Olsson, Brennan Feasey, Michael Gillespie, Lincoln Griffin, Jake Marchment, Eddie Matsushima, Tyler Poulsen, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Shane Walsh, Ian Milosz

Atlanta Gladiators: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Sean Bonar, Greg Campbell, Zachary Malatesta, Josh Thrower, Chris Forney, Robbie Hall, Luke Nogard, Nick Bligh, Derek Nesbitt, Eric Neiley, Avery Peterson, Anthony Collins and Logan Nelson

Florida Everblades: Players Signed: John McCarron

Eligible for QO: Theo Calvas, Aaron Harstad, Cody Sol, Ben Masella, Logan Roe, Michael Downing, Cole MacDonald, Patrick McCarron, Jake Clifford, Nick Schaus, Jeremy Dehner, Michael Huntebrinker, Justin Auger, Kyle Neuber, Darik Angeli, Michael Neville, Levko Koper, Blake Winiecki and Jared Thomas

Greenville Swamp Rabbits: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Chris Nell, Hayden Hawkey, Evan Wenninger, Luke Ripley, Joe Masonius, Jimmy Mazza, Brien Diffley, Adam Larkin, Ryan Black, Kamerin Nault, Jimmy Lodge, Karl El-Mir, Michael Pelech, Jimmy Soper, Dominick Sacco, Mason Baptista, Nathan Perkovich, Ryan Horvat, Mike Monfredo, Travis Howe

Jacksonville Icemen: Players Signed:  Brendan Warren

Eligible for QO: Trey Phillips, Kyle Shapiro, Dajon Mingo, Dalton Thrower, Chase Harrison, Luke Shiplo, Mitch Jones, Jack Glover, Mike Hedden, Chase Lang, Everett Clark, Craig Martin, John Albert, Alex Kromm, Adam Dauda, Ian McKinnon, Zach Hall, Abbott Girduckis and Pierre-Luc Mercier

Norfolk Admirals: Players Signed: Alex Tonge, Alex Rodriguez, and Jakob Reichart

Eligible for QO: Brandon Halverson, Brycen Martin, Samuel Thibault, Brayden Sherbinin, John Furgele, River Rymsha, Spencer Trapp, Matthew Nuttle, Ryan Salkeld, Mitch Vandergunst, J.C. Campagna, Taylor Ross, Sebastian Vidmar, Freddy Gerard, Gage Torrel, Cam Maclise, Cody Milan and Sam Povorozniouk

Orlando Solar Bears: Players Signed: Alexander Kuqali, Kevin Lohan, Paul Meyer, Tommy Panico, and Chris LeBlanc

Eligible for QO: Clint Windsor, Richie Boyd, Michael Brodzinski, Eric Drapluk, Cody Donaghey, Brandon Anselmini, Matt Alvaro, Bryson Cianfrone, Jake Coughler, Tad Kozun, Trevor Olson, Taylor Cammarata, Johno May, Brent Pedersen, Tayler Thompson, Tyler Bird and Hunter Fejes

South Carolina Stingrays:  Players Signed: None

Protected Lists: Tom Parisi, Jordan Klimek, Neal Goff, Jesse Lees, Jaynen Rissling, Marly Quince, Alexandre Boivin, Max Novak, Branden Troock, Mark Cooper, Scott Davidson, Dan DeSalvo, Andrew Cherniwchan, Dylan Steman, Alec Marsh, Cameron Askew, Tim Harrison, Nick Saracino, Casey Bailey and Dante Hannoun

Cincinnati Cyclones: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Jacob Benson, Ben Johnson, Brendan Harms, Ben Holmstrom, Philippe Hudon, Matt McLeod, Nate Mitton, Jesse Schultz, Brady Vail, Justin Vaive, Johnny Coughlin, Andrew DeBrincat, Connor Schmidt

Fort Wayne Komets: Players Signed: Stefanos Lekkas, Shawn Szydlowski, AJ Jenks, Anthony Petruzzelli, Kyle Haas, Blake Siebenaler, Tommy Beaudoin

Eligible for QO: Gabriel Verpaelst, Chase Stewart, Adam Henry, Olivier Galipeau, Shawn St-Amant, Alan Lyszczarczyk, Brett McKenzie, Brady Shaw, and Matt Boudens

Indy Fuel: Players Signed: Joe Sullivan

Eligible for QO: Bobby MacIntyre, Cody Payne, Alex Rauter, Ryan Van Stralen, Derian Plouffe, Spencer Watson, Mathieu Foget, Michael Doherty, Alex Krushelnyski, Thomas Ebbing, Patrick McGrath, Tim Shoup, Keoni Texeira, Cliff Watson, Craig Wyszomirski, Alex Brooks, Connor McDonald, Charles Williams, Dan Bakala

Kalamazoo Wings: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Jake Hildebrand, Ben Wilson, Matthew VanVoorhis, Eric Kattelus, Tyler Ganly, Cory Dunn, Ian Edmondson, Will Petschenig, Bryan Basilico, Austin Farley, Logan Lambdin, Brennan Sanford, Kyle Blaney, Zach Diamantoni, Spencer Naas, Justin Taylor, Garret Ross, Justin Kovacs, Matt Iacopelli and Boston Leier

Toledo Walleye:  Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Billy Christopoulos, Trevor Gorsuch, Mike Moffat, Dylan Zink, Brenden Kotyk, Butrus Ghafari, Kevin Spinozzi, Blake Hillman, Josh Winquist, Emerson Clark, Shane Berschbach, Justin Buzzeo, Kyle Bonis, T.J. Hensick and Brett Boeing

Wheeling Nailers: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Jordan Ruby, Craig Skudalski, Kyle McKenzie, Jeremy Beaudry, Nick Minerva, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Steve Johnson, Andrew McLean, Chad Duchesne, Brad Drobot, Josh Holmstrom, Alec Butcher, Will Smith, Cam Brown and Carlos Fornaris

Allen Americans: Players Signed: Spencer Asuchak

Eligible for QO: Turner Ottenbreit, Ben Carroll, Cole Fraser, Lester Lancaster, Kayle Doetzel, Cody Corbett, Matt Register, Jacob Doty, Brett Pollock, Jared VanWormer, Jordan Topping, Corey Durocher, Josh Lammon, Gabriel Gagne, Colton Heffley, Josh Brittain, Alex Guptill and Shawn O’Donnell

Idaho Steelheads: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Brady Norrish, Keegan Kanzig, Jeff King, Colton Saucerman, Evan Wardley, Eric Sweetman, Zack Andrusiak, Yannick Veilleux, Colby McAuley, Kenton Helgesen, A.J. White, Kyle Schempp, Will Merchant, Brett Supinski, Marco Roy, Max Coatta, Jonathan Charbonneau and Mitch Moroz

Kansas City Mavericks: Players Signed: None

Derek Pratt, Kevin McKernan, Malcolm Hayes, Roshen Jaswal, Justin Woods, Ryan Galt, Greg Betzold, Dave Dziurzynski, Charlie O’Connor, Daniel Perez, C.J. Eick, Loren Ulett, Rocco Carzo, Mitchell Vanderlaan, Dylan Fitze, Bryan Lemos, Matt Schmalz, Sam Kurker, Michael Parks and Jack Walker

Rapid City Rush: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Gordon Defiel, Tyler Parks, Eric Israel, Chris Leibinger, Brandon Fehd, Mark Auk, Josh Elmes, Brett Beauvais, Kyle Froese, Peter Quenneville, Stephane Legault, Brennan Saulnier, Darian Romanko, Dante Salituro, Tanner Karty, Cedric Montminy, Bo Brauer, Tyler Coulter and Matt Ustaski

Tulsa Oilers: Players Signed: None

Eligible for QO: Devin Williams, Charlie Granath, Cam Knight, Mike McKee, Miles Liberati, Steven Kaunisto, Nolan Gluchowski, Jake Bolton, Ryan Tesink, Charlie Sampair, Danny Moynihan, Adam Pleskach, Jack Nevins, Cory Ward, Ian McNulty and Connor Moynihan

Utah Grizzlies: Players Signed: Mitch Maxwell, Yuri Terao, Jared Pike, and Austin Beaulieu 

Eligible for QO: Martin Ouellette, Brad Barone, J.C. Brassard, Connor Yau, Taylor Richart, Teigan Zahn, Brayden Gelsinger, Christian Horn, Matt Hoover, Garrett Klotz, Jack Jenkins, Cole Cassels, Griffen Molino and Michael Economos

Wichita Thunder: Players Signed: Spencer Dorowicz, Jay Dickman, and Peter Crinella

Eligible for QO: Mitch Gillam, Kyle Pouncy, Jacob Graves, Sean Allen, Patrik Parkkonen, Cam Clarke, Garrett Schmitz, Zachary Borsoi, Dylan Olsen, Lane Bauer, Billy Exell, Shaquille Merasty, Jason Salvaggio, Fabrizio Ricci, Stefan Fournier, Chris Gerrie, and Frankie Melton

Players Leaving

Rocco Carzo, Kansas City – Retired

Alexey Solovyev, Atlanta – Avangard Omsk

Jamie Phillips, Brampton Beast- Retired

Michael Sdao, Adirondack – Retired

Eric Neilly, Atlanta – Gyergyói HK

Michael Kapla, Newfoundland – Västerviks IK

Patrick Munson, Orlando – Briançon

Brady Ferguson, Newfoundland – Rögle BK

Ondrej Vala, Idaho – HC Dynamo Pardubice

Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland – EV Landshut

Marcus Power, Newfoundland – EV Landshut

Matt Bradley, Newfoundland – HC Poruba (rumored)

Ben Holmstrom, Cincinnati- Lillehammer

Parker Milner, South Carolina – Retired

Tim McGauley, Utah – Stjernen Hockey

Keep an eye out for upcoming articles related to the ECHL, because there is one you will not want to miss, Potential ECHL Expansion.

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