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RUSH ANNOUNCE PROTECTED LIST

Monday, June 4th
RUSH ANNOUNCE PROTECTED LIST

(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, announced the team’s protected list that was submitted to the ECHL.

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 (SPC) in 2017-18 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an 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 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 an 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 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 2017-18.

Below is the protected list for the Rush. It features 15 forwards, 8 defenseman, and 2 goaltenders.

FORWARDS

Willem Nong-Lambert

Andrew Radjenovic

Peter Sivak

Adam Marsh

Alec Baer

Daniel Leavens

Shaquille Merasty

Aaron Boyd

Mitch Nardi

Garrett Klotz

Alex Kromm

Andrew Miller

Anthony Collins

Johnny Daniels

Tyler Deresky

DEFENSEMEN

Josh Elmes

Riley Weselowski

Brayden Sherbinin

Chris Leibinger

John Rey

Geoff Fortman

Don Olivieri

Nick Walters

GOALTENDERS

Danny Battochio

Luke Siemens

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