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Tailing the Komets

Komets' protected list

Charlie Effinger, Daniel Maggio, Scott Kishel, Nick Wheeler, Mathieu Gagnon, Jeremy Gates, Tyler Butler, Jamie Milam, Eric Giosa, Matt Firman, Jean-Michel Rizk, John Dunbar, Chris Auger, Mike Hoban, Brandon Marino, Matt Syroczynski, Thomas Beauregard, Kaleigh Schrock, Brett Smith and Colin Chaulk 

Doesn't mean much other than other ECHL teams cannot negotiate with them until July.

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL on Monday announced the Protected Lists as submitted by each of its Member teams.

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 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.


Jo Ellen
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:20pm

I am confused.  If Chaulker retired, why did the Komets place him on the protected list?

Blake Sebring
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:22pm

No idea.

Evansville played Todd Robinson on its last as well.

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:00pm

It's possible, though unlikely,  that Chaulk could experience a "Lourdes" style miracle and want to play again.  Since there's no limit on how many can be on the list, it doesn't really hurt anything.  I am curious, though about the omission of Dan Nycholat.