Everblades Announce 2017-18 Season-Ending Roster

June 18, 2018

 

ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Monday their 2017-18 season-ending roster.  The list of 18 players is comprised of six defensemen and  12 forwards. This is the second of a several-step process in which ECHL teams use to reserve the rights to ECHL contracted players for the 2018-19 season.

Defensemen
Derek Sheppard
Clark Seymour
Gus Young
Logan Roe
Zack Kamrass
Nelsom Armstrong

Forwards
Justin Kea
Sam Warning
Michael Kirkpatrick
Joe Cox
John McCarron
Kyle Neuber
Brett Bulmer
Stephen MacAulay
Matt Berry
Dave Dziurzynski
Mike Vaskivuo
Blake Winiecki

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2017-18.

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 2018-19 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 July 1.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until Aug. 1 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 Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, 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. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

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