ECHL season-ending rosters were released today, the lists of up to 20 players from whom teams can qualify eight. The Reign’s season-ending roster included exactly 20:
Mike Egener, Chad Starling, Jon Francisco, Tim Kraus, Tony Voce, Peter Lenes, Curtis Darling, Chris Curran, Geoff Walker, Greg Hogeboom, David Walker, Sean O’Connor, Mike Zacharias, Jon Rheault, Dan Knapp, Luis Tremblay, Todd Jackson, Robert Pearce, Shawn Germain and James McEwan.
Of the players who finished 2009-10 on the Reign’s roster, five are missing:
• Defenseman Andrew Martens, who has signed in the Central Hockey League;
• Forwards C.J. Stretch and Jordan Nolan, who were playing on Amateur Tryout contracts, and therefore not eligible for the season-ending roster;
• Forward Michael Pelech and defenseman Colten Teubert, who were assigned to the Reign by the Kings.
In other words, the season-ending roster looks just as expected.
The next step in the process of whittling down who will be back next season is submitting qualifying offers.
Each team is entitled to qualify a maximum of eight players
the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than July 1. Of
eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular-season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2010-11
season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are
required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract
to July 1.