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Idaho Steelheads Announce Protected Player List

Tuesday, June 13th
Idaho Steelheads Announce Protected Player List

Idaho Steelheads Announce Protected Player List 

Thirteen forwards, eight defensemen, and three goaltenders named to list 

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Steelheads (@Steelheads), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the Dallas Stars (@DallasStars), and Steelheads Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations Everett Sheen announced today the club’s protected list for the 2023-24 season. 

The Idaho Steelheads protected 24 players including: 

Goaltenders (3)Josh Boyko Jake Kupsky Matt Jurusik

Defensemen (8)Patrick KudlaMatt Register Casey Johnson Cody Haiskanen Nicholas Canade Darren BradyMichael Prapavessis Demetrios Koumontzis 

Forwards (13)Ty Pelton-ByceJade Miller A.J. White William Knierim Justin Misiak Colton Kehler Wade Murphy Zach Walker Jack Becker Zane Franklin Janis Svanenbergs Shawn McBride Mason Mitchell  

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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