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Icemen Announce Season-Ending Roster

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack announced today their 2021-2022 Season-Ending Roster. This is the second step of a multi-step process in which ECHL teams begin building their rosters for the 2022-23 season. The following 19 players have been placed on the Icemen’s Season-Ending Roster. 

Goaltenders (1)
Charles Williams

Defensemen (8)
Sean Giles
Jacob Friend
Brandon Fortunato
Austin McEneny
Victory Hadfield
Jacob Panetta
Kyle McKenzie
Jake Cass

Forwards (10)
Abbott Girduckis
Brendan Harris
Derek Lodermeier
Ara Nazarian
Sam Sternschein
Luke Lynch
Travis Howe
Craig Martin
Christopher Brown
Vladislav Mikhalchuk

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2021-22.

Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2022-23 Season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to June 30.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 16 at which time the qualifying offer becomes null and void and the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action. Teams that extend a valid qualifying offer to a non-veteran player shall retain the rights to that qualified player for one playing season.

A team that extends a valid qualifying offer to a veteran player, or to a goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will retain the rights to that player until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 16. After July 16, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran or goaltender shall be deemed a restricted free agent and shall be entitled to seek and secure offers of employment from other ECHL teams. Restricted free agents may not be traded. When a restricted free agent receives a contract offer from a team other than the team with the player’s rights and the restricted free agent wishes to accept the contract offer, the restricted free agent and the offering member must, within 24 hours, notify the ECHL, the team with the player’s rights and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. The member with the player’s rights shall have seven days after the date it is notified to exercise its right to match the contract offer.

If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 1, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent. 
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Full and partial season packages for the 2022-2023 season are currently available!   Contact the Icemen office at 904-602-7825, or visit www.jacksonvilleicemen.com for more information.

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