Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nailers Add Former Vipers Gill & Zurevinski To Teams Season-Ending Roster:

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 Wheeling Nailers have eighteen players listed on their season-ending roster list, two are former Vernon Viper forwards Sahir Gill & Scott Zurevinski.

Wheeling Nailers season-ending roster list:

Barry Goers, Mike Ratchuk, Paul Cianfrini, Myles Harvey, Jake Areshenko, Ryley Miller, Tyler Fernandez, Max MacKay, Shane Bakker, Patrick McGrath, Derek Army, Sahir Gill, Chaz Johnson, Zack Torquato, Jordy Trottier, Scott Zurevinski, Jacob Lagace and Jack MacLellan

Gill finished his rookie season with the Nailers sixth in rookie scoring and lead the team in scoring collecting (13-goals-41-assists-54-points).  Gill was suppose to enter his fourth and final season at Boston University last season but left school signing with the Nailers early in the season. Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July of 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after just 26 games would return to Vernon in mid January of 2010. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill recorded (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

Sahir Gill's Player Profile:


Zurevinski finished his second season with the Nailers.  In 24 games last season Zurevinski picked up (5-goals-5-assists-10-points).  Zurevinski also spent time in the American Hockey League after signing a 25-game professional try out contract with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs on December 5th 2013.  Zurevinski was released after playing just three games finished the season in Wheeling.

Zurevinski finished his fourth year at Quinnipiac University (2011-12) before signing a amateur tryout contract with the AHL St. John’s IceCaps on March, 18th 2012. Zurevinski played in eight games with the IceCaps before being released.

Zurevinski signed with the American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in August of 2012 but never played a game as the Penguins sent Zurevinski down to the East Coast Hockey Leagues Wheeling Nailers.  Zurevinski attended the Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 development camp.

Zurevinski played two years in Vernon (2006-2008). In 96 regular season games with the Vipers, Zurevinski collected (47-goals-47-assists-94-points).

Scott Zurevinski's Player Profile:


This is posted on the ECHL website:

ECHL announces Season-Ending Rosters

June 16, 2014

The ECHL on Monday announced the Season-Ending Rosters as submitted by each of its Member Teams.

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.

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