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Komets extend six qualifying offers

From a Komets press release:

Fort Wayne, IN ---  The Komets announced Monday that they have extended qualifying offers to six players.  Those six players are Daniel Maggio (D), Jeremy Gates (D), Jean-Michel Rizk (RW), John Dunbar (F), Brandon Marino (RW) and Kaleigh Schrock (RW).

Players who have already signed a contract by June 30 did not need to receive a qualifying offer.

Each ECHL team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players.  Of the qualifying players, no more than four could be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the upcoming 2013-14 season).  Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.

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.


Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:12am

Any reason Chris Auger did not receive an offer? I assumed he would since he was on the season ending roster and since he did not, is he free to negotiate with another team?

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:41am

Hmm, wondering why no offer to Chris Auger. Maybe some lingering issues from his injury? Hopefully an offer further down the road. I would really like to see him return.

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:54am

Could mean he is already signed and approved by the league; but not announced yet....

I, for one, cannot wait to see the names from Coach Graham's extensive contacts...

Primeval Forest Primate (Formerly JM)
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 8:26am

Andy Bohmbach is coming to Fort Wayne.


(He's not, I just wanted David Franke to see this and call his agent) 

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 1:20pm

JM, Bohmbach looks great! Sounds like he and Auger need a phone call. Now just find us more defensemen and a couple goalies, ok? lol Seriously, this guy is a good find. Good eye.