ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Thursday their protected list of players. The list of 25 players is comprised of ten defensemen and 15 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 2016-17 season
Defensemen (10)Chase GolightlyMark NemecCorey SyvretMatt StaniszLogan RoeMike CornellAlexander KuqaliMatt MangeneMike LittleRob Florentino
Forwards (15)David WohlbergEthan WerekRyan MartindaleBrendan O’DonnellCorey CowickMatt MarquardtJon DiSalvatoreGreg GibsonKevin LynchMike AvianiEvan BloodoffGabriel DesjardinsCorey TrivinoBrant HarrisRalph Cuddemi
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 2015-16 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2015-16, 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 2015-16 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 2015-16.
2016-17 Season Opener! The Everblades are already preparing for the 2016-17 season, which begins at home on October 14 & 15 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits!
To view the team’s complete schedule for the 2016-17 regular season CLICK HERE
2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available: Full and flexible partial season ticket plans are currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule. For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team’s main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###