It’s June 15th and that means all 26 ECHL teams must submit their season ending rosters by 3:00pm Eastern. Season ending rosters can be comprised of up to 20 players and cannot include anyone who did not sign an ECHL contract for the 2019-2020 season. This gives teams until June 30th to sign players or offer them a qualifying offer. For those of you who do not know what a qualifying offer is here is the description from ECHL.com
Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than June 30. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2019-20 Season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to June 30.
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 veteran or goaltender 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.
Below we will have the rosters as they are released and we will take a look at the players going overseas or retiring.
Players Heading Overseas or Retiring
Last year on June 15th there were already 36 players heading overseas or retiring compared to only 12 (11 Confirmed, 1 Rumored) players this season. It’s rumored that a lot of players will stay in the ECHL due to COVID-19, but here are the players as of now.
Rocco Carzo, Kansas City – Retired
Alexey Solovyev, Atlanta – Avangard Omsk
Jamie Phillips, Brampton – 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)
06/16 Ben Holmstrom, Cincinnati- Lillehammer
Season Ending Rosters
We will have the rosters as they are released by teams below.
Last Updated: 06/16 at 11:55am
Adirondack Thunder: Alex Jaeckle, Charles Curti, Kelly Summers, Jake Linhart, Michael Sdao, Blake Thompson, Tommy Parran, James Phelan, Alexandre Carrier, Conor Riley, Mike Szmatula, Matt Salhany, Ryan Walker, John Edwardh, Nick Hutchison, Robbie Payne, James Henry, Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Felix Girard
Allen Americans: Turner Ottenbreit, Ben Carroll, Cole Fraser, Lester Lancaster, Kayle Doetzel, Cody Corbett, Matt Register, Jacob Doty, Brett Pollock, Jared VanWormer, Spencer Asuchak, Jordan Topping, Corey Durocher, Josh Lammon, Gabriel Gagne, Colton Heffley, Josh Brittain, Alex Guptill and Shawn O’Donnell
Atlanta Gladiators: 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
Brampton Beast: 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
Cincinnati Cyclones: 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
Florida Everblades: Theo Calvas, Aaron Harstad, Cody Sol, Ben Masella, Logan Roe, Michael Downing, Cole MacDonald, Patrick McCarron, Jake Clifford, Nick Schaus, Jeremy Dehner, Michael Huntebrinker, John McCarron, Justin Auger, Kyle Neuber, Darik Angeli, Michael Neville, Levko Koper, Blake Winiecki and Jared Thomas
Fort Wayne Komets: Stefanos Lekkas, Gabriel Verpaelst, Kyle Haas, Chase Stewart, Adam Henry, Olivier Galipeau, Shawn St-Amant, A.J. Jenks, Shawn Szydlowski, Alan Lyszczarczyk, Brett McKenzie, Brady Shaw, Anthony Petruzzelli and Matt Boudens
Greenville Swamp Rabbits: 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
Idaho Steelheads: 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
Indy Fuel: Bobby MacIntyre, Cody Payne, Alex Rauter, Ryan Van Stralen, Derian Plouffe, Spencer Watson, Joe Sullivan, Mathieu Foget, Michael Doherty, Alex Krushelnski, Thomas Ebbing, Patrick McGrath Tim Shoup, Keoni Texeira, Cliff Watson, Craig Wyszomirski, Alex Brooks, Connor McDonald, Charles Williams, Dan Bakala
Jacksonville Icemen: 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, Brendan Warren, Abbott Girduckis and Pierre-Luc Mercier
Kalamazoo Wings: 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
Kansas City Mavericks: 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
Maine Mariners: 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: Parker Gahagen, James Melindy, Garrett Johnston, Tommy Panico, Evan Neugold, Mark Tremaine, Dylan Vander Esch and Todd Skirving
Norfolk Admirals: Brandon Halverson, Brycen Martin, Samuel Thibault, Brayden Sherbinin, John Furgele, River Rymsha, Spencer Trapp, Matthew Nuttle, Jakob Reichert, Ryan Salkeld, Mitch Vandergunst, J.C. Campagna, Taylor Ross, Sebastian Vidmar, Freddy Gerard, Alex Tonge, Gage Torrel, Cam Maclise, Cody Milan and Sam Povorozniouk
Orlando Solar Bears: Clint Windsor, Richie Boyd, Alexander Kuqali, Michael Brodzinski, Kevin Lohan, Eric Drapluk, Cody Donaghey, Brandon Anselmini, Matt Alvaro, Bryson Cianfrone, Jake Coughler, Chris LeBlanc, Tad Kozun, Trevor Olson, Taylor Cammarata, Johno May, Brent Pedersen, Tayler Thompson, Tyler Bird and Hunter Fejes
Rapid City Rush: 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
Reading Royals: 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
South Carolina Stingrays: 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
Toledo Walleye: 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
Tulsa Oilers: 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: Martin Ouellette, Brad Barone, J.C. Brassard, Connor Yau, Taylor Richart, Teigan Zahn, Brayden Gelsinger, Christian Horn, Matt Hoover, Mitch Maxwell, Garrett Klotz, Jack Jenkins, Cole Cassels, Griffen Molino and Michael Economos
Wheeling Nailers: 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
Wichita Thunder: Mitch Gillam, Kyle Pouncy, Jacob Graves, Sean Allen, Patrik Parkkonen, Cam Clarke, Garrett Schmitz, Zachary Borsoi, Dylan Olsen, Lane Bauer, Billy Exell, Shaquille Merasty, Peter Crinella, Jason Salvaggio, Fabrizio Ricci, Stefan Fournier, Jay Dickman, Chris Gerrie, Spencer Dorowicz and Frankie Melton
Worcester Railers: 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
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits have announced they will not renew Kevin Kerr’s contract. Kerr finished with an overall record 54-71-11 in 2 seasons. Who do you think the Swamp Rabbits will hire?
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