|Posted : : 07/02/2005
QUALIFYING OFFERS ANNOUNCED
Aubry, Gaucher, Heisten, Jones, Lee, Minard, Moren, Talbot land on Aces '8'
Alaska Aces Press Release
Anchorage, AK - PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL on Friday released the list of 164 players who received a valid qualifying offer from ECHL teams by the July 1 deadline.
Players who had already signed a contract by July 1 did not need to receive a qualifying offer.
Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four could be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the upcoming 2005-06 season). Players on open qualifying offers can not be traded.
The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until August 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 August 1. After August 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 wishesto 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 August 31, the player shall be deemed an
unrestricted free agent.
(Complete List of Names Follows)
Team-by-team breakdown players who received valid ECHL qualifying offers:
Alaska Aces - Aubry, Peter; Gaucher, Ryan (Veteran); Heisten, Chris; Jones, Mike; Lee, Mike; Minard, Chris; Moren, Ryan; and Talbot, Joey.
Augusta Lynx - Connolly, Sean; Goulet, Louis; Johnson, Jamie; King, Colt;
Peterson, Treavor; Sarich, Rod; Sullivan, Dan; and Wright, Doug.
Bakersfield Condors - Dupuis, Guy (Veteran); Mehalko, Brad (Veteran); Mills,
Dylan; Serov, Vlad; and Tremblay, Luis.
Charlotte Checkers - Glenn, Ryan; Jamieson, Dusty; and Westlund, Alex
Columbia Inferno - Amadio, Greg; Busniuk, Bryson; Carruthers, Robin;
Fitzpatrick, Chanse; Longo, John; McConvey, D'Arcy; Owens, Sean; and Ralph,
Dayton Bombers - Cameron, Scott (Veteran); Alexander, Todd; Basiuk, Scott;
Dix, Steve; Foster, Aaron; Nowak, Brett; Plume, Clay; and Szwez, Jeff.
Florida Everblades - Fiedler, Jonas; Hnidy, Shane (Veteran); Lee, Chris;
MacKay, Tyler; and Madden, Chris.
Fresno Falcons - Hammond, Brett; Hessler, Corey; Hodson, Jamie; Jaeger,
Brett; Krestanovich, Derek; Simard, Charles; Tessier, Dan; and Wroblewski,
Greenville Grrrowl - Knight, Tyler; Barch, Krys; Brenk, Jake; Knight, Mike;
Lee, Brian; and Stanley, Dylan.
Gwinnett Gladiators - Bourne, Joe; Campbell, Jeff; Durno, Chris; Fields,
Sean; Goodjohn, Kris; Pelletier, Pascal; and Van Buskirk, Ryan.
Idaho Steelheads - Cornacchia, David; Galbraith, Lance; Hubbauer, Matt;
Konopka, Zenon; Peters, Warren; and Yeats, Matt.
Johnstown Chiefs - Collins, Brian; Caponigri, Paul; Heintz, Dustan; Muench,
Kelsey; Andress, Doug; Kelly, Brent; Bowman, David; and Tallari, Joe.
Las Vegas Wranglers - Anderson, Keith; Ask, Morten; Chartier, Christian;
Dzieduszycki, Matt; Krall, Jon; Linglet, Charles; Martz, Nathan; and Munn,
Long Beach Ice Dogs - Cheverie, Evan; Noga, Matt (Veteran); Rosa, Marco;
Watson, Dan (Veteran); and Zinck, Gary.
Mississippi Sea Wolves - Drake, Lucas; Ellis-Toddington, Kerry; Fillion,
Olivier; Hutchins, Jeff; Jarmuth, Mike; Lisabeth, Travis (Veteran); Miller,
Austin; and Petruk, Randy.
Pensacola Ice Pilots - Beechey, Tyler; Gionet, Aaron; Lindberg, Nicklas;
Materukhin, Alex; and Phillips, Aaron.
Reading Royals - Galvin, Tom; Kinasewich, Ryan; Morisset, David; O'Leary,
Pat; Rudkowsky, Cody; Turner, Ian; Twerdun, Chris; and Wilde, Martin.
San Diego Gulls - Draney, Brett; Ferreira, Chester; Korovkin, Nikita; Lutes,
Brett; Moscevsky, Yuri; and O'Connor, Sean.
Stockton Thunder - Edwardson, Derek; Mather, Shawn (Veteran); Moreland,
Jake; Notermann, Jason; and Reid, Dave.
South Carolina Stingrays - Johnson, Trevor G.; McCaffrey, Cam; Olynick,
Craig; Parsons, Brad; Power, Aaron; Spencer, Steve; Spiewak, Kevin; and
Texas Wildcatters - Cooper, Kevin; Ianiero, Andrew; MacInnis, Aaron; Mangos,
Simon; Slaton, Steve; Snowden, John; Voth, Brad; and Wolfe, Jason.
Toledo Storm - Dagenais, Randy; Bergin, Kevin; Dufresne, Sylvain (Veteran);
Maleyko, Jason; Mallette, Carl; Martin, P.J.; Sleigher, Pierre-Luc; and
Trenton Titans - Cockburn, Bryce; Judy, Tim; and Schutte, Michael.
Victoria Salmon Kings - Dulle, Kurtis; Finnerty, Ryan; Turner, Scott; and
Wheeling Nailers - Berzins, Armands; DiLauro, Ray; Hodge, Brendon; Jaffray,
Jason; Laux, James; Lazarev, Evgeny (Veteran); Reynolds, T.J.; Sgroi, Mike