The Toledo Walleye have announced its protected list from the 2016-17 season. Information on ECHL Protected Lists follows the list of players.
Goaltender Jeff Lerg joins defensemen: Beau Schmitz, Simon Denis, Jordan Hill, Landon Oslanski, Scott Czarnowczan, Justin Agosta, Jacob MacDonald, Jared Nightingale and Nolan Zajac.
The ten listed forwards are: Shane Berschbach, Tyson Spink, Alden Hirschfeld, Tylor Spink, Dane Walters, Kyle Bonis, J.P. LaFontaine, Evan Rankin, A.J. Jenks and Charlie O’Connor.
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 2016-17 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2016-17, 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 2016-17 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 2016-17.