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K-WINGS ANNOUNCE PROTECTED LIST

Kalamazoo Protects 21 Players
June 1, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster


Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, three-time defending North Division Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the club’s ECHL protected list.

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 Players Contract in 2011-12 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed a Standard Players Contract in 2011-12, 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 a Standard Players Contract on or after the first day of the 2011-12 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 2011-12.

The following are the players the K-Wings have placed on the ECHL protected list:

PLAYER

POS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

DATE OF BIRTH

Asselin, Patrick

F

5-11

185

July 2, 1987

Bootland, Darryl

F

6-1

203

November 2, 1981

Charlebois, Joe

D

6-1

210

February 18, 1986

Cloutier, Dustin

F

5-11

175

April 26, 1986

Clark, Aaron

F

5-9

185

October 7, 1982

Daavettila, Trent

F

6-0

190

September 3, 1984

Ftorek, Sam

D

6-2

189

November 30, 1974

Gill, Riley

G

6-1

215

January 1, 1985

Harty, Jon

D

5-10

185

April 7, 1988

Helminen, Dwight

F

5-10

191

June 22, 1983

Kattelus, Eric

F

6-1

185

May 22, 1987

Karlander,Kory

F

6-1

190

March 21, 1972

Matczak, Michael

D

5-11

200

April 6, 1988

O'Neill, Wes

D

6-4

215

March 3, 1986

Reid, Elgin

D

6-0

185

February 23, 1987

Sirota, Nicholas

F

5-11

190

January 28, 1984

Strong, Dean

F

5-8

190

July 17, 1985

Svendsen, Brandon

F

5-10

185

April 11, 1985

Taylor, Justin

F

5-11

185

February 8, 1989

Thelen, AJ

D

6-3

210

March 11, 1986

Tolles. Joe

D

6-0

185

March 1, 1988





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season tickets for the upcoming 2012-2013 season of K-Wings hockey are currently on sale at the K-Wings front office. Fans can purchase their tickets during regular business hours of Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by calling (269) 349-9772.

For more information the K-Wings ECHL protected list, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.

 

 

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