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Jackals announce season-ending roster

The Elmira Jackals announced their season-ending roster on Monday.

Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players, but cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2011-12.

Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than July 1. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2012-13 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to July 1.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until Aug. 1 at which time the qualifying offer becomes null and void and the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action. Teams that extend a valid qualifying offer to a non-veteran player shall retain the rights to that qualified player for one playing season.

A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player will retain the rights to that veteran until Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, if the veteran player is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran shall be deemed a restricted free agent and shall be entitled to seek and secure offers of employment from other ECHL teams. Restricted free agents may not be traded. When a restricted free agent receives a contract offer from a team other than the team with the player’s rights and the restricted free agent wishes to accept the contract offer, the restricted free agent and the offering member must, within 24 hours, notify the ECHL, the team with the player’s rights and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. The member with the player’s rights shall have seven days after the date it is notified to exercise its right to match the contract offer.

If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by Aug. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

Below is the Jackals' season-ending roster:


Riley Armstrong
Evan Barlow
Rob Bellamy
Jean Bourbeau
Artem Demkov
Dustin Gazley
Kevin Harvey
Alec Kirschner
Tim Marks
Jordan Pietrus
Mike Radja
Kyle Reeds


Matt Campanale
Mike Devin
Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel
Mario Larocque
Jimmy Martin
Craig Rivet
Jarrett Rush
Evan Stoflet

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