The East Coast Hockey League announced their Protected Lists as submitted by each of its member teams. The Brampton Beast have thirty five players listed on their protected list one is former Vernon Vipers forward Brandon Marino.
Brampton Beast Protected List:
Andrew D'Agostini, Eric Brassard, Jordan Ruby, Kenny Reiter, Trevor Cann, Bryan Pitton, Travis Armstrong, Steven Kaunisto, Mike Vernace, Zach McCullough, Jordan Henry, Matt Chiarantano, Tim Billingsley, Justin Baker, Brayden Rose, Taylor MacDougall, Austin McKay, Mike Hammond, David Ling, Daniel Vernace, Joey West, Jesse Stoughton, Mitch Zion, Nick McParland, Luc-Olivier Blain, Jamie Wise, Luke Pither, Joe Zarbo, Scott Jacklin, Stephon Thorne, Steve Mele, Jeff Brown, Brandon Marino, Calin Wild, Justin Donati
Marino started last season with the Beast, picked up (13-goals-28-assists-41-points) in 40 games before signing a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO) with the American Hockey League (AHL) Uitca Comets January 12th 2016. Marino was released February 10th 2016 after scoring once in eight games with Utica before signing with the Comets for a second time February 26 2016. In 30 games with the Comets Marino collected (4-goals-0-assists-4-points). Marino recently signed with the HC Mikron Nové Zámky or known as in English (HC New Locks) on May 22nd 2016. HC New Locks is a Slovak ice hockey club in New Zámky , that plays in the Tipsport League.
After four years with Bemidji State University Marino has spent the past seven seasons playing in five different leagues (IHL, CHL, ECHL, AHL & EBEL) with six different teams (Quad City, Fort Wayne, Norfolk, Szekesfehervar, Brampton & Utica).
Marino played just two games with the 2002-2003 Vernon Vipers.
Brandon Marino's Player Profile:
This is posted on the ECHL website:
ECHL announces Protected Lists
June 2, 2016
The ECHL on Thursday announced the Protected Lists as submitted by each of its Member teams.
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.