ELMIRA, NY - June 2, 2015 - The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today their Protected List as submitted to the ECHL following the 2014-15 season.
Elmira Jackals 2015 Protected List:
Goaltenders: Travis Fullerton, Sam Marotta
Defensemen: Kevin Hart, Zach Tolkinen, Mike Bergin, Jacob MacDonald, Joe Houk, Nick Tuzzolino, Dan Kolomatis, J.D. Forrest, Steven Shamanski
Forwards: Brayden Irwin, Trevor Gerling, Thomas Nesbitt, Mike Seidel, Keith Buehler, Lucas Bloodoff, Ryan Rashid, Matt Harlow, Brodie Reid, Matt Tassone, Taylor Stefishen, Justin Sawyer
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.
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