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THUNDER ANNOUNCE SEASON ENDING ROSTER

Wednesday, June 15th
THUNDER ANNOUNCE SEASON ENDING ROSTER

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, announced today their 2016 Season Ending Roster.

The Adirondack Thunder’s season ending roster is as follows:

Goaltenders (x1): Drew Fielding

Defensemen (x8): Patch Alber, Mike Bergin, Mathieu Brodeur, Mike Busillo, Ryan Constant, Luke Curadi, David Shields, Alex Wall.

Forwards (x11): Rob Bordson, Alex Carrier, Kyle Flanagan, Dana Fraser, Hunter Garlent, James Henry, Gunnar Hughes, Peter MacArthur, Jeff Silengo, Terrence Wallin, Greg Wolfe

The Thunder’s protected list includes 19 players who skated with the Thunder during the 2015-16 season and one additional player, Hunter Garlent, who joined the team for the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs but did not appear in any game action. 16 of the 20 listed players were on Adirondack’s Kelly Cup Playoff roster and 13 appeared in Kelly Cup Playoff action, as the Thunder advanced to the Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

The remaining seven players from the Thunder’s playoff roster are not eligible to be protected as they were assigned to Adirondack on either NHL or AHL contracts. Goaltender Ken Appleby and forward Ben Johnson were assigned to the Thunder from New Jersey (NHL). Forwards Mitchell Heard, Michael Kirkpatrick, Ryan Lomberg and Louick Marcotte were assigned to Adirondack from Stockton (AHL), while Joe Faust was assigned from Albany (AHL).

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 July 1. 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 2016-17 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 July 1.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until Aug. 1 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 Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, 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 Aug. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

The Thunder kick off their 2016-17 home schedule on Saturday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. against the Manchester Monarchs. Full season tickets are available now for the 2016-17 season at just $13 per seat, a savings of 34% off of 2015-16 pricing. Call 518-480-3355 x1 to reserve your season ticket locations today.

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