Two weeks after announcing their 2016-17 protected list, the Adirondack Thunder have announced their season-ending roster for the 2015-16 season.
The roster consists of 20 players who were on ECHL contracts during the 2015-2016 season.
The players are:
- Goaltender: Drew Fielding
- Defensemen: Patch Alber, Mike Bergin, Mathieu Brodeur, Mike Busillo, Ryan Constant, Luke Curadi, David Shields, and Alex Wall
- Forwards: Rob Bordson, Alex Carrier, Kyle Flanagan, Dana Fraser, Hunter Garlent, James Henry, Gunnar Hughes, Peter MacArthur, Jeff Silengo, Terrence Wallin, and Greg Wolfe
All of these players are also on the Thunder’s protected list and 16 of them were on the Kelly Cup Playoff roster.
The remaining seven players from the Thunder’s playoff roster were not eligible to be protected because they were assigned to the Thunder on either NHL or AHL contracts.
Each team in the ECHL can reserve the rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20, and must extend qualifying offers by no later than July 1st. Only four of these players can be veterans with at least 260 regular season professional hockey games under their belts. Teams are not required to send a qualifying offer to players who have signed a contract prior to July 1.
If they aren’t signed, qualifying offers become null and void on August 1. The team can then sign the player at any salary or choose to take no further action. After August 1, veteran players or goaltenders who have played more than 180 regular-season games become restricted free agents and can seek offers from other ECHL teams but cannot be traded. On August 31, unsigned restricted free agents become unrestricted free agents.
The Thunder’s 2016-17 home opener at the Glens Falls Civic Center is slated for October 22 at 7:00pm against the Manchester Monarchs. Full season tickets are available for the 2016-2017 season at just $13, which is a 34% savings compared to the 2015-16 season ticket prices. Call (518) 480-3355 ext.1 to reserve your seats today!