Thirteen teams can officially start training camp to get ready for the 2020-21 ECHL season, which many didn’t think would happen, but it appears that the season will be getting underway in just 11 days! Today we will also find out the fate of the 5 remaining teams that have decided to opt out or not. Below are updated rosters and some of the more notable free agents still around from the 8 teams that have opted out.

Derek Nesbitt, Sean Bonar, Nolan LaPorte, Logan Nelson, Luke Nogard, Matt Salhany, Charles Curti, Alex Sakellaropoulos, Steven Ruggiero, Blake Thompson, John Edwardh, Mathieu Brodeur, Justin Valentino, Slater Doggett, Aaron Berisha, Brenden Miller, Tommy Hughes, Jackson Leef, Erik Bradford, Jared Gomes, Dillan Fox, Ted Hart, Michael McNicholas, Alex Kile, Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin, James Melindy, Todd Skirving, Mark Tremaine, Eric Williams, Dajon Mingo, Mike Monfredo, Taylor Ross, Eric Selleck, Brycen Martin, Frank DiChiara, Brayden Low, Hayden Hodgson, Rob Michel, Brendan van Riemsdyk, Aaron Titcomb, David Drake, Jordan Smotherman, Drew Callin, Connor Doherty, Tyler Poulsen, Myles McGurty, Andrew DeBrincat, Mason Baptista

Teams starting December 11th will be playing a 72 game schedule. 

Forwards: Olivier Archambault, Spencer Asuchak, Jared Bethune, Corey Durocher, Zane Franklin, Colton Heffley, Joshua Hammon, Alex Lavoie, Corey Mackin, Tyler Sheehy, Braylon Shmyr, Dyson Stevenson, Jared VanWormer, Patrick Watling

Defensemen: Ben Carroll, Cole Fraser, Nolan Kneen, Les Lancaster, Turner Ottenbreit, Matt Register

Goalies: C.J. Motte and Chris Nell

Forwards: Karch Bachman, Matt Bradley, Brendan Connolly, Joey Haddad, Nick Jermain, Austin McIllmurray, Mike McNamee, Greg Meireles, Cody Milan, Bryan Moore, Kamerin Nault, Liam Pecararo, Jack Poehling, Nick Poehling, Patrick Polino, Garrett Thompson, Matthew Wedman, Max Zimmer

Defensemen: Chris Carlisle, Tim Davison, Benjamin Finkelstein, Frank Hora, Sam Jardine, Curtis Leonard, Bryce Reddick, Luke Ripley, Jack Sadek, Adam Samuelsson, Ryan Zuhlsdorf

Goalies: Hayden Hawkey, Jacob Ingham, John Lethemon, Evan Weninger

Forwards: Stephen Anderson, Stephen Baylis, Cameron Hebig, Levko Kopar, Tommy Marchin, John McCarron, Kyle Nueber, Micheal Neville, Joe Pendenza, Myles Powell, Blake Winiecki

Defensemen: Theo Calvas, Jake Clifford, Michael Downing, Nolan Gluchowski, Stefan LeBlanc, Cole MacDonald, Ben Masella, Logan Roe, Alex Smith, Cody Sol

Goalies: Adrian Clark and Cam Johnson

Forwards: David Broll, Thomas Ebbing, Mathieu Foget, Peter Krieger, Colton Leiter, Seamus Malone, Matt Marcinew, Patrick McGrath, Cody Payne, Derian Plouffe, Alex Rauter, Joe Sullivan, Jared Thomas, Antoine Waked, Spencer Watson

Defenseman: Connor MacDonald, Médric Mercier, Willie Raskob, Jake Ryczek, Tim Shoup, Cliff Watson

Goalies: Dan Bakala and Charles Williams

Forwards: Cameron Critchlow, Abott Girduckis, Derek Lodermeiter, Matt Marquardt, Craig Martin, Ian McKinnon, Ara Nazarian, Eric Neilly, Nathan Perkovich, Wacey Rabbit, Mike Smatzula, Brendan Warren

Defensemen: Jacob Cederholm, Jarod Hilderman, Kevin McKernan, Jacob Panetta, Luke Shiplo

Goalies: None announced

Forwards: Rob Bordson, Anthony Collins, Noah Delmas, C.J. Eick, Giorgio Estephan, Austin Farley, Robbie Holmes, Josh Laframboise, Bryan Lemos, Dylan Malmquist, Phil Marinaccio, Brodie Reid, Anthony Rinaldi, Brenden Robbins, Lane Scheidl, Loren Ulett

Defensemen: Luke Bafia, Coke Candella, Ryan Cook, Willie Corrin, Marcus Crawford, Anthony Florentino, Tommy Muck, Zach Osburn, Justin Woods

Goalies: Justin Kapelmaster and Taran Kozun

Forwards: Matt Alvaro, Tyler Bird, Taylor Cammarata, Jake Coughler, Isaiah Crawford, Alex Gilmour, Kylar Hope, Stephen Johnson, Tad Kozun, Tristan Langan, Chris LeBlanc, Aaron Luchuk, Johno May, J.M. Piotrowski, Adam Rockwood, Ethan Skinner

Defensemen: Richie Boyd, Alexander Kuqali, Kevin Lohan, Luke McInnis, Patrick McNally, Paul Meyer, Tommy Panico

Goalies: Michael Lackey

Forwards: Gabriel Chabot, Tyler Coulter, Gary Haden, Mike Hedden, Garrett Klotz, Cédric Montminy, Avery Peterson, Peter Quenneville, Alex Rodriquez, Brennan Saulnier, Joey Sides, Tayler Thompson, Jake Wahlin

Defensemen: Mark Auk, Brett Beauvis, Shawn Boutin, Brandon Fehd, Kyle Froese, Eric Israel, Griffin Luce, Colin Saccoman

Goalies: Adam Carlson

Forwards: Cameron Askew, Andrew Cherniwchan, Mark Cooper, Derien Craighead, Dan DeSalvo, Justin Florek, Tim Harrison, Frédérick Létourneau, Jade Miller, Max Novak, Nick Saracino, Dylan Steman, Cole Ully

Defensemen: Max Gottlieb, Tariq Hammond, Jordan Kilmek, Jesse Lees, Zach Malatesta, Connor Moore, Brett Orr

Goalies: Alex Dubeau

Forwards: Dean Balsamo, Greg Burmaster, Matt Lane, Darby Llewelyn, Danny Moniyhan, Charlie Sampair

Defensemen: Shane Switzer

Goalies: Devin Williams

Forwards: Austin Beaulieu, Diego Cuglietta, Brayden Gelsinger, Matt Hoover, Christian Horn, Jack Jenkins, Mitch Maxwell, Cédric Paré, Jared Pike, Denis Smirnov

Defensemen: J.C. Brassard, Wyatt Ege, Miles Gendron, Edwin Hookenson, Tanner Jago, Garrett Johnston, Alex Lepkowski, and Kris Myllari

Goalies: Brad Barone

Forwards: Matt Alfaro, Cody Bradley, Lawton Courtnall, Tyler Drevitch, Brad Drobot, Kevin Dufour, Andrew Gaus, Michael Joly, Sean Josling, Luke Lynch, Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Michael Pelech, Nick Rivera, Cody Sylvester, Brady Tomlak, and Alex Tonge

Defensemen: Dane Birks, Drydn Dow, Chad Duchesne, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Matt Foley, Shane Kuzmeski, Dylan MacPherson, Matt Miller

Goalie: Brandon Halverson

Forwards: Austin Albrecht, Lane Bauer, Anthony Beauregard, Alex Berardinelli, Peter Crinella, Jay Dickman, Spencer Dorowicz, Billy Exell, Maxime Fortier, Stefan Fournier, Matteo Gennaro, Chris Gerrie, Frankie Melton, Shaquille Merasty, Jason Salvaggio, Beau Starrett, Brayden Watts

Defensemen: Sean Allen, Cam Clarke, Mathieu Gagnon, Dylan Olsen, Garrett Schmitz, Dalton Skelly

Goalies: Mitch Gillam

If these teams opt in they will play a 62 game schedule.

Coming Soon: After we find out what happens with the final 5 teams I will begin to make my season predictions. It will definitely be a tough one with the amount of talent there is this season.

Featured Photo Credit: Matthew Boyce – GCSN

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