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ECHL Free Agency Update: August 2nd

If the ECHL season starts on time we are only 75 days away from opening night, but recently the SPHL and AHL have decided to push their start dates to December to coincide with the NHL. This week the ECHL Board of Governors will meet on Tuesday to determine if the season will be delayed. Right now the team with the most announced signings is Fort Wayne with 17, while division for Kalamazoo has the least with just 1. Recently a lot more players have decided to head overseas. Check out the updated rosters below.

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*- Signed contract before heading overseas

Players Signed: Matt Salhany, Mike Szmatula, Charles Curti, Alexandre Carrier, Ryan Walker, Alex Sakellaropoulos, Ara Nazarian, Steven Ruggiero, Blake Thompson

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Qualifying Offers: Kelly Summers, Jake Linhart, James Phelan, Conor Riley, John Edwardh and Robbie Payne

Players Signed: Cam Bakker, Patrick Megannety, Justin Valentino, Slater Doggett, Aaron Berisha, Cameron Heath, Brenden Miller, Derek Topatigh

Qualifying Offers: Rob Mann, T.J. Melancon, Chris Martenet, Nathan Todd, Dan Leavens, Jackson Leef, Jared Gomes

Players Signed: Dillan Fox, Ted Hart, Michael McNicholas, Andrew Romano, Nick Master

Qualifying Offers: Francois Brassard, Austin McEneny, Josh Couturier, Dallas Rossiter, Gabriel Sylvestre, Jonathan Racine and Ryan Ferrill

Players Signed: James Melindy, Todd Skirving, Garrett Johnston

Qualifying Offers: Parker Gahagen, Evan Neugold, Mark Tremaine and Dylan Vander Esch

Players Signed: Frank DiChiara, Brayden Low, Garrett Cecere, Hayden Hodgson, Rob Michel

Qualifying Offers: Ralph Cuddemi, Trevor Yates, Max Willman and Trevor Gooch

Players Signed: Jordan Smotherman, Ross Olsson, Kenneth Hausinger, Cam Hausinger, Drew Callin, Connor Doherty, Brennan Feasey

Qualifying Offers: Ivan Chukarov, Jack Stander, Anthony Florentino, Barry Almeida, Shane Walsh, Kyle Thomas, Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Eddie Matsushima

Players Signed: Derek Nesbitt, Malcolm Hayes, Zach Yoder, Sean Bonar, Grant Frederic, Anthony Collins, Nolan LaPorte, Logan Nelson, Michael Pelech, Jack Suter, Bryce Reddick, Cody Sylvester

Qualifying Offers: Zachary Malatesta, Nick Bligh and Eric Neiley

Players Signed: John McCarron, Micheal Neville, Cam Johnson, Joe Pendenza, Kyle Neuber, Ben Masella, Blake Winiecki

Qualifying Offers: Logan Roe, Patrick McCarron, and Michael Huntebrinker

Players Signed: Brien Diffley*, Joe Masonius, Garrett Thompson

Qualifying Offers: Hayden Hawkey, Evan Weninger, Ryan Black, Adam Larkin, Travis Howe, Jimmy Lodge and Karl El-Mir

Players Signed: Brendan Warren, Ian McKinnon, Abbott Girduckis, Jared Hilderman, Adam Dauda

Qualifying Offers: Trey Phillips, Dajon Mingo, Mitch Jones, Jack Glover, Chase Lang, Everett Clark and Pierre-Luc Mercier

Players Announced: Alex Tonge, Alex Rodriguez, Jakob Reichert, Jake Theut, Cody Milan, Samuel Thibault, Scott Dornbrock, Eric Williams

Qualifying Offers: Brandon Halverson, Brycen Martin, Brayden Sherbinin, River Rymsha, J.C. Campagna, Sebastian Vidmar, Cam Maclise and Sam Povorozniouk

Players Signed: Trevor Olson, Chris LeBlanc, Tommy Panico, Paul Meyer, Kevin Lohan, Alexander Kuqali, Peter MacArthur, Johno May, Richie Boyd, Michael Lackey

Qualifying Offers: Clint Windsor, Cody Donaghey, Brandon Anselmini, Jake Coughler, Taylor Cammarata, Brent Pedersen, Tyler Bird and Hunter Fejes

Players Signed: Andrew Cherniwchan, Tim Harrison, Cameron Askew, Jordan Klimek

Qualifying Offers: Tom Parisi, Neal Goff, Jaynen Rissling, Max Novak, Branden Troock, Mark Cooper, Dylan Steman and Nick Saracino

Players Signed: Justin Vaive, Jesse Schultz, Tyler Busch

Qualifying Offers: Andrew DeBrincat, Connor Schmidt, Nate Mitton, Ben Johnson, Philippe Hudon, Brendan Harms, Matt McLeod and Jacob Benson

Players Signed: Stefanos Lekkas, Kyle Haas, Marcus McIvor, Matt Murphy, Blake Siebenaler, Tommy Beaudoin, Matt Boudens, Stephen Harper, A.J. Jenks, Anthony Petruzzelli, Marc-Olivier Roy, Shawn Szydlowski, Liam Murphy, Olivier Galipeau, Nick Boka, Luke Boka, Mason Bergh

Qualifying Offers: Chase Stewart, Adam Henry, Shawn St-Amant, Brett McKenzie, and Brady Shaw

Players Signed: Alex Rauter, Joe Sullivan, Cody Payne, Charles Williams, Tim Shoup, Derian Plouffe

Qualifying Offers: Keoni Texeira, Craig Wyszomirski, Bobby MacIntyre, Spencer Watson, Michael Doherty and Ryan Van Stralen

Players Signed: Raymond Brice

Qualifying Offers: Ben Wilson, Tyler Ganly, Will Petschenig, Austin Farley, Kyle Blaney, Spencer Naas and Boston Leier

Players Signed: Butrus Ghafari, Connor Walters, Chris McKay, Conlan Keenan, Trevor Gorsuch, Brett Boeing, Luke Sandler

Qualifying Offers: Billy Christopoulos, Mike Moffat, Dylan Zink, Brenden Kotyk, Blake Hillman and Justin Buzzeo

Players Signed: Alec Butcher, Brad Drobot, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Jeremy Beaudry, Luke Lynch

Qualifying Offers: Kyle McKenzie, Steve Johnson, Chad Duchesne, Josh Holmstrom and Cam Brown

Players Signed: Spencer Asuchak, Jared Vanwormer, Braylon Shmyr, Joshua Lammon, Les Lancaster, Cody Corbett

Qualifying Offers: Turner Ottenbreit, Kayle Doetzel, Jacob Doty, Brett Pollock, Jordan Topping and Gabriel Gagne

Players Signed: Will Merchant, Zach Walker, A.J. White, Colby McAuley, Evan Wardley

Qualifying Offers: Brady Norrish, Keegan Kanzig, Colton Saucerman, Eric Sweetman, Brett Supinski, Max Coatta, Jonathan Charbonneau and Mitch Moroz

Players Signed: Luke Bafia, Tommy Muck, Loren Ulett, Justin Woods, Cole Candella, Bryan Lemos, Dylan Fitze, Greg Betzold, Ryan Cook

Qualifying Offers: Kevin McKernan, Charlie O’Connor, Mitchell Vanderlaan, Matt Schmalz, Michael Parks, Jack Walker and Sam Kurker

Players Signed: Tyler Coulter, Cedric Montminy, Adam Carlson, Gordon Defiel

Qualifying Offers: Tyler Parks, Chris Leibinger, Josh Elmes, Peter Quenneville, Stephane Legault, Brennan Saulnier, Darian Romanko and Dante Salituro

Players Signed: Charlie Sampair, Devin Williams, Joey Colatarci, Dean Balsamo

Qualifying Offers: Cam Knight, Miles Liberati, Nolan Gluchowski, Jake Bolton, Danny Moynihan, Jack Nevins and Cory Ward

Players Signed: Austin Beaulieu, Mitch Maxwell, Jared Pike, Yuri Terao, Matt Hoover, Edwin Hookenson, Alex Lepkowski, J.C. Brassard, Brayden Gelsinger

Qualifying Offers: Martin Ouellette, Connor Yau and Griffen Molino

Players Signed: Peter Crinella, Jay Dickman, Spender Dorowicz, Alex Berardinelli, Austin Albrecht, Cam Clarke, Billy Exell

Qualifying Offers: Mitch Gillam, Jacob Graves, Sean Allen, Patrik Parkkonen, Lane Bauer, Jason Salvaggio and Fabrizio Ricci

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

Michael Doherty, Indy – Retired

Craig Wyszomirski, Indy – Retired

Kyle Schempp, Idaho – Retired

Jonathan Charbonneau, Idaho – HC Detva

River Rymsha, Norfolk – HC Detva

Josh Kestner, Toledo – TPS

Alex Krushelnyski, Indy – Retired

Nikita Popugayev, Adirondack – Dynamo Moskva

Mikhail Shalagin, Orlando – Spartak Moskva

Alan Lyszczarczyk, Fort Wayne – HC Litvinov

Adam Henry, Fort Wayne – Retired

Brien Diffley, Greenville – Cergy

Kelly Summers, Adirondack – Eispiraten Crimmitschau

Cam Brown, Wheeling – SønderjyskE

Bobby MacIntyre, Indy – Frisk Asker

Daniel Leavens, Brampton – Stjernen Hockey

Linus Söderström, Worcester – Ässät

Jordan Henry, Brampton – Retired

Josh Winquist, Toledo – HC Banska Bystrica

Brady Shaw, Esberg Energy (Rumored)

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