GROWLERS ANNOUNCE PROTECTED PLAYER LIST
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland Growlers, proud affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today their protected player list for the 2023-24 season.Please note that players under an AHL contract are not required to be named to the protected player list.The Growlers have added seven players to their Protected List, including three defensemen, and four forwards.Defensemen (3) : Adam Holwell, James Melindy, Evan NeugoldForwards (4): Derian Plouffe, Todd Skirving, Jordan Escott, Barret Kirwin
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 2022-23 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR2. Signed an SPC in 2022-23, and was recalled to the NHL/AHL or IIHF team, and has not been traded or released, OR3. Had received a Qualifying Offer last summer for the current Season, DID NOT sign an SPC, and has not been traded or released, OR4. Has been suspended by the Member or League, and has not been traded or released, OR5. Signed an SPC on or after the first day of the 2022-23 Regular Season, then subsequently signed an NHL/AHL contract, and has not been traded or released, OR6. 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 20 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 22. Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2022-23.
Season tickets for the 2023-24 season are available now at nlgrowlers.com/tickets. Newfoundland open the season at home vs. the Reading Royals on Friday, October 20.
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