Wichita, KS (June 1st) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today its protected player list.
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 2017-18 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2017-18, 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 2017-18 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.
Below is the Wichita Thunder protected list:
Defense (9)Jeremy BeaudryEtienne BoutetTravis BrownMarc-Olivier Crevier-MorinSamuel LabrecqueGuillaume LepineAlex Miner-BarronKevin PattersonSamuel Thibault
Forwards (21)Guillaume AsselinLane BauerMatthew BrownRalph CuddemiTyler CurrierMatt DeblouwKevin DufourTravis EwanykGerrad GrantSteven IacobellisNick LattaAlexis LoiseauBrayden LowMark MacMillanMitch MaloneyGrayson PawlenchukCam ReidJack RodewaldDyson StevensonDana TyrellRyan Van Stralen
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 2017-18.
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