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RUSH ANNOUNCE 2023 PROTECTED LIST

Friday, June 9th
RUSH ANNOUNCE 2023 PROTECTED LIST

(RAPID CITY, S.D.) –The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced on Friday its 2023 protected list of players.

ECHL teams are permitted to protect as many players as they wish, provided the players meet the guidelines defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. Players under an NHL or an AHL contract are not eligible for this list. This is the first of a several-step process that ECHL teams use to reserve the rights of ECHL-contracted players for the 2023-24 season. The following players have been placed on the Rush protected list.

Forwards (13)

Garrett Klotz

Zach Court

Blake Bennett

Brett Gravelle

Alex Aleardi

Keegan Iverson

Logan Nelson

Keanu Yamamoto

Weiland Parrish

Max Coatta

Jimmy Soper

Avery Peterson

Gabe Chabot

Defensemen (7)

Colton Leiter

Jason Horvath

Carter Robertson

Quinn Wichers

Tyson Helgesen

Charles Martin

Kenton Helgesen

Goaltenders (1)

Adam Carlson

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.

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