ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Tuesday their Season-Ending Roster. The list of 20 players is comprised of two goaltenders, five defensemen, and 13 forwards. This is the second of a three-step process in which ECHL teams use to reserve the rights to ECHL contracted players for the 2015-16 season
GoaltendersAnthony PetersMatt Ginn
DefensemenMatt MangeneMike CornellMike LittleGleason FournierRob Florentino
ForwardsKevin LynchMitch WahlCasey Pierro-ZabotelMike AvianiEvan BloodoffMatt MarquardtGabriel DesjardinsAdam BraceSteven WhitneyRay KaunistoChris KushneriukCorey TrivinoBrant Harris
Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2014-15.
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 July 1. 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 2015-16 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 August 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 August 1. After August 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 August 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.2015-16 Season Opener! The Everblades open the 2015-16 season at home on October 16 against the Gwinnett Gladiators! The two teams will also meet on Saturday, October 17.
To view the full 2015-16 regular season schedule CLICK HERE
2015-16 Ticket PackagesTicket packages for the 2015-16 season are now on sale! Full and partial tickets plans are available to fit your schedule and budget. All packages save you money from the box office price and come loaded with great benefits!
Father's Day is this Sunday, so pick up dad an Any Game Any Time voucher booklet! These vouchers are flexible and may be used for any game next season. The vouchers also save you money from the box office pricing!
For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m