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Elmira Jackals Announce Protected List

The Elmira Jackals announced today their Protected List as submitted to the ECHL. The list includes two goaltenders, eight defensemen, and 11 forwards.


"This is just the beginning of our plans for the 2014-15 season," said Jackals general manager Matt Hufnagel. "The next focus for us is setting our season-ending roster, making qualifying offers, and beginning to sign free agents. This is a very exciting time for the entire organization."

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 an SPC in 2013-14 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2013-14, 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 2013-14 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 2013-14. 

Elmira Jackals 2014 Protected List:

Goaltender - 
Neil Conway, Scott Greenham

Defensemen - Randy Cure, Nik Pokulok, Patch Alber, Kyle Bushee, Zach McCullough, Nick Tuzzolino, Ben Danford, Mathieu Gagnon

Forwards - Artem Demkov, Mike Vaskivuo, Jordan Pietrus, Ryan Rashid, Jean Bourbeau, Dane Walters, Corey Bellamy, Rob Bellamy, Daniel Koger, John Henrion, Jake Trask

Don't miss out! Season tickets for the Jackals' 2014-15 season are on sale right now. Better hurry and get them while they last! Call the Jackals at 607-734-7825 to place your order today or visit for more information.

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Thursday, June 5: Team Trivia at SplitRock Brewing Company with DJ Torgo, 7:00 p.m. Free to play and great prizes for the winners!   

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