ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Tuesday their protected list of players. The list of 23 players is comprised of two goaltenders, seven defensemen, and 14 forwards. This is the first 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 LittleJordan HenryCameron BurtGleason FournierRob Florentino
ForwardsKevin LynchMitch WahlCasey Pierro-ZabotelMike AvianiEvan BloodoffAlex LavoieMatt MarquardtGabriel DesjardinsAdam BraceSteven WhitneyRay KaunistoChris KushneriukCorey TrivinoBrant Harris
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 2014-15 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2014-15, 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 2014-15 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 2014-15.2015-15 Season Opener! The Everblades will now begin preparing for the 2015-16 season, which begins at home on October 16 against the Gwinnett Gladiators!
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!
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.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning.