Keep up-to-date on league deadlines and player signings right here throughout the off-season.
JUNE 1Protected Lists Due
Consider this more of a housekeeping list for the league. Simply put, any player not on an AHL or NHL contract that skated for the Icemen in 2017-2018 under a standard player contract will be on the list. There is no limit on the number of players.
Garet HuntColten VelosoMatt UstaskiTyson FawcettCody FowlieTanner EberleEverett ClarkBrendan CollierCameron CritchlowJosh EricksonEli LichtenwaldEmerson ClarkWacey RabbitTyler CoulterAlexandre GouletRyan GrahamCristiano DiGiacinto
Kyle BigosDajon MingoTravis JekeJack GloverDylan BlujusJustin WoodsKyle ShapiroChris JosephSteven Delisle
Denis TsarukAustin Lotz
JUNE 13Future Considerations Trade Deadline
Any trade during the season that occurred for “future considerations” will need to be completed. The Icemen have none.
JUNE 15Season-Ending Rosters Due
Up to 20-man roster reflecting the players whose rights the Icemen wish to keep.
Emerson ClarkEverett ClarkTyler CoulterCameron CritchlowCristiano DiGiacintoTanner EberleJosh EricksonTyson FawcettCody FowlieAlexandre GouletRyan GrahamGaret HuntWacey RabbitMatt UstaskiColten Veloso
Dylan BlujusJack GloverDajon MingoJustin Woods
JUNE 16ECHL Begins Approving 2018-2019 Player Contracts
With Colorado and Quad City exiting the league, several quality players are now free agents. Any player not on a team’s season-ending roster is eligible to be signed. Teams are prohibited from announcing player signings until contracts have been approved by the ECHL.
Cameron Critchlow - 6/27/18Cody Fowlie - 7/10/18Eli Lichtenwald - 7/31/18Colton Veloso - 8/7/18Jake Randolph - 8/7/18Wacey Rabbit - 8/14/18Garet Hunt - 8/21/18Josh Erickson - 8/29/18Everett Clark - 9/11/18
JUNE 30Qualifying Offers Due(8-Man Protected List)
Each team is entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. 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 upcoming 2018-19 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.
The 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 season.
A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player will retain the rights to that veteran until July 16. After July 16, 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.
Tyler CoulterCristiano DiGiacintoTyson FawcettAlexandre Goulet
Dylan BlujusJack GloverDajon Mingo