ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced their protected list of players of on Monday. The Everblades have protected 25 players on its list, which is comprised of 14 forwards, nine defensemen, and two goaltenders.
The announcement of the protected lists is the first step for ECHL teams in building their rosters for the 2013-14 season. Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association which state that teams shall retain the rights to each player that:
1. Signed an SPC in 2012-13 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2012-13, and was recalled to the NHL/AHL or IIHF team, and has not been traded or released, OR
3. Had received a Qualifying Offer last summer for the current Season, DID NOT sign an SPC, and has not been traded or released, OR
4. Has been suspended by the Member or League, and has not been traded or released, OR
5. Signed an SPC on or after the first day of the 2012-13 Regular Season, then subsequently signed an NHL/AHL contract, and has not been traded or released, OR
6. Has executed the ECHL Retirement Form, and has not been traded or released.
Protected lists may exceed 20 players.
The ECHL also announced that teams must complete all Future Consideration trades by 3 p.m. ET on June 13 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.
Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2012-13.
The following is a complete list of players protected by the Everblades.
Forwards (14)Mike MerrifieldCorey TrivinoShawn O’DonnellDaniel KogerAdam BraceBrandon MacLeanTrevor BruessLeigh SaltersBrayden IrwinPatrick KnowltonMathieu RoyMatthew PistilliMatt MarquardtLuc Tardif.
Defensemen (9)Bobby RaymondMike CornellTyson GimblettMike RatchukMaury EdwardsOlivier Dame-MalkaBrent HenleyMike BrennanDavid Fischer
Goaltenders (2)Jesse DeckertCody Reichard
2013-14 Season Ticket Package Information
Ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are currently on sale! Full season packages start begin at $380, while 10 and 20 game packages start as low as $160. Sign-up for a new season ticket package today, and receive a $20 gift card per seat to Outback Steakhouse!
For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades main office located at Germain Arena. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.