The East Coast Hockey League announced their Protected Lists as submitted by each of its member teams. The Florida Everblades have twenty five players listed on their protected list one is former Vernon Vipers defenceman Rob Florentino.
After three seasons at the University of Massachusetts Florentino joined the East Coast Hockey League Las Vegas Wranglers in the 2012-13 season. Florentino has played the past three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League and Southern Professional League with four different teams (Huntsville, Reading, Elmira & Florida). In 57 games this past season with the Everblades Florentino picked up (5-goals-6-assists-11-points).
Florentino attended the 2009 Vernon Vipers Training Camp playing in a few exhibition games before being released. The Vipers with the league limit six twenty year olds at that time were forced to release Florentino who was twenty years old. Florentino later signed with the Victoria Grizzlies where he started the 2009-2010 regular season.
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Everblades Announce Protected List
June 2, 2016
ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Thursday their protected list of players. The list of 25 players is comprised of ten defensemen and 15 forwards. This is the first of a three-step process in which ECHL teams use to reserve the rights to ECHL contracted players for the 2016-17 season
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 2015-16 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2015-16, 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 2015-16 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 13 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.
Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2015-16.
2016-17 Season Opener!
The Everblades are already preparing for the 2016-17 season, which begins at home on October 14 & 15 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits!
To view the team’s complete schedule for the 2016-17 regular season CLICK HERE
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