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THUNDER ANNOUNCE 2024 PROTECTED LIST

Monday, June 10th
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 2024 PROTECTED LIST

GLENS FALLS – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils and Utica Comets, have announced the club’s 2024 Protected List, containing 11 forwards, 11 defensemen and one goaltender whose ECHL rights are now retained by the Thunder.

Forwards (11) – Mac Welsher, Shane Harper, Alex Young, Zach Walker, Travis Broughman, Tristan Ashbrook, Patrick Grasso, Mike Gillespie, Andre Ghantous, Ryan Smith, Yanick Turcotte.

Defensemen (11) – Darian Skeoch, Ryan Wheeler, Brendan Less, Matt Stief, Connor Blake, Ryan Conroy, Jackson van de Leest, Tristan Thompson, Matt Slick, Kyle Hallbauer, Jake Ryczek.

Goaltender (1) – Vinnie Purpura

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 2023-24 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2023-24, 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 2023-24 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 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 2023-24.

Season tickets for the 2024-25 season are on sale now! For more information on ticket packages, call the front office at 518-480-3355 or visit www.echlthunder.com/tickets. For all the latest Adirondack Thunder news, follow the team on all social media @ECHLThunder.

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