On June 16th 2014 the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)
announced the Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its member teams. The ECHL Colorado Eagles have twenty players listed on their season-ending roster list, one is former Vernon Vipers defenceman Isaac Smeltzer.
Smeltzer finished his third season with the Eagles. In 40 games last year with Colorado Smeltzer collected (1-goal-4-assists-5-points). Smeltzer signed a amateur tryout contract with the Eagles on March.14th 2012 after completing his fourth season at Brock University before re-signing with Colorado on July 30th 2013. Smeltzer played his first three and a half seasons in the BCHL with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs before being traded to Vernon in his final season of Junior hockey (2007-2008). Alberni Valley traded Smeltzer to Vernon on November, 29th 2007 for forward Evan Witt and defenceman Eliot Raibl. Smeltzer collected (6-goals-17-assists-23-points) in 29 regular season games with the Vipers.
Isaac Smeltzer's Player Profile:
This is posted on the Eagles website:
Eagles Announce Season-Ending Roster
The Colorado Eagles have announced their season-ending roster, placing 20 players on that list.
Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players. Season-Ending Rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2013-14.
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 2013-14 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.
Listed Below is Colorado’s 2013-14 Season-Ending Roster.