Elmira Jackals Reveal Protected List

ELMIRA, N.Y. - June 3, 2013 - The Elmira Jackals announced today their protected list from the 2012-13 season. The list includes one goaltender, eight defensemen, and 10 forwards.

"This is the first step in building our roster for the 2013-14 season. From here we'll set our season-ending roster, make qualifying offers, and then begin to sign free agents. We're excited to reach this point of the summer and are going to keep working hard to put together a championship club," said Jackals vice president and general manager Robbie Nichols.

Regarding protected lists per the ECHL:

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 a Standard Player Contract (SPC) in 2012-13 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2012-13, 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 2012-13 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 2012-13.

Elmira Jackals 2013 Protected List:

Goaltender - Ian Keserich

Defensemen - Jordon Southorn, Steven Kaunisto, Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, Dylan Quaile, Cameron Cooper, Justin DaCosta, Kyle Bushee, Ryan Palmer

Forwards - Andrew Rowe, Brandon Blandina, Matt Carter, Jordan Pietrus, Matt Tassone, Rob Bellamy, Artem Demkov, Chaz Johnson, Kevin Harvey, Jean Bourbeau

Don't miss out! Season tickets for the 2013-14 Elmira Jackals ECHL campaign are on sale now. Starting at just $10 per game, a host of enticing benefits and, of course, the same great seat every game, Jackals season tickets are a deal too good to pass up. To reserve your season tickets for 2013-14 call the Jackals at 607-734-7825 or for more information visit www.jackalshockey.com.

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