FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The ECHL on Monday announced the Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its Member Teams.
Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in
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 June
30. 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 2019-20 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 June 30.
qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until July 16 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
team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player, or to a
goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will
retain the rights to that player until July 16. After July 16, if the
veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team,
the veteran or goaltender 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. 1, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.
Fort Wayne Komets – Chase Stewart, Ryan Lowney, Jason Binkley, Josh Elmes, Jake Kamrass, Brady Shaw, J.C. Campagna, Anthony Nellis, Anthony Petruzzelli and Kyle Hope