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K-WINGS ANNOUNCE 2024-25 PROTECTED LIST

Tuesday, June 11th
K-WINGS ANNOUNCE 2024-25 PROTECTED LIST

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June 11, 2024

K-WINGS ANNOUNCE 2024-25 PROTECTED LIST

Kalamazoo set to protect ECHL rights of 28 players from the 2023-24 season heading into 2024-25. 

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Tuesday the club’s Protected List submission to the league office ahead of the 2024-25 season.

The K-Wings’ Protected List includes 28 players (one goaltender, eight defensemen and 19 forwards). Each signed contracts with Kalamazoo before or during the 2023-24 season and meet the following criteria. 

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 a Standard Player Contract (SPC) in 2023-24 with Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo 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. 

Kalamazoo Wings Protected List

Goaltenders (1)

Hunter Vorva

DEFENSEMEN (8)

Steven Holtz
Jay Keranen
Jacob Nordqvist
Chaz Reddekopp
Collin Saccoman
Connor Walters
Justin Murray (QUAL)
Kyle Rhodes (QUAL)

Forwards (19)

Collin Adams
Erik Bradford
Brian Chambers
Evan Dougherty
David Keefer
Ayden MacDonald
Luke Morgan
Ted Nichol
Jack Olmstead
Quinn Preston
Jordan Seyfert
Tanner Sorenson
Justin Taylor 
Cody Milan (SUSP)
Drake Pilon (SUSP)
Raymond Brice (QUAL)
Luke Lynch (QUAL)
Kody McDonald (QUAL)
Kobe Roth (QUAL)

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.

Upcoming Team Deadlines

Future Considerations Trade Deadline: June 20, 3 p.m. ET

Season-Ending Roster: June 22, 3 p.m. ET

2024-25 season contract signing window opens: June 23

Qualifying Offers Due to Players: July 7, 11:59 p.m. ET

Qualifying Offers Acceptance Period Ends: July 22, 11:59 p.m. ET

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The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

 

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