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Protected Player List

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Kansas City Mavericks released the team’s protected player list Friday afternoon.

The full protected list follows:


Greg Betzold
Justin Breton
Rocco Carzo
Mark Cooper
Dan Correale
Logan DeNoble
Corey Durocher
C.J. Eick
Dane Fox
Eric Freschi
Radoslav Illo
Jordan Kwas
Brogan O’Brien
Shawn Pauly
Matt Robertson
John Schiavo
Danny Smith
Jared VanWormer


Patch Alber
Bryce Aneloski
Alex Brooks
Troy Donnay
Tyler Elbrecht
Nate Widman

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 a Standard Player Contract in 2017-18 with the team, and has not been traded or released, or

2. Signed a SPC in 2017-18, 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 a SPC, and has not been traded or released, or

4. Has been suspended by the team or league, and has not been traded or released, or

5. Signed a SPC on or after the first day of the 2017-18 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 considerations trades by 2 p.m. CT on June 13 and that teams must submit Season-Ending Rosters by 2 p.m. CT 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 2017-18.

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