The ECHL announced their Protected Lists as submitted by each of its member teams. The South Carolina Stingrays have twenty players listed on their protected list, one of the twenty four players are former Vernon Vipers "AP" affiliated player-forward Dante Hannoun.
Hannoun started the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators. Hannoun spent the past five seasons with the Western Hockey League Victoria Royals & Prince Albert Raiders, before signing his first professional contract with the Gladiators September 19th 2019. Hannoun played 24 games with the Gladiators (5-goals-14-assists-19-points) before heading to Austria. Hannoun signed with the HCB Foxes December 26 2019. Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen Foxes is an Italian ice hockey team located in the city of Bolzano, South Tyrol, that plays in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Hannoun had three assists in 17 games with the Foxes. The Stingrays claimed Hannoun off waivers December 27 2019.
Hannoun was invited to the Boston Bruins training camp in September 2019, before being released/sent to the Boston Bruins Prospect Challenge in late September 2019. A round-robin tournament featuring rookies from various teams. Hannoun would be released/sent to the American Hockey League Boston Bruins farm club Providence Bruins training camp, before being released, would report to the Atlanta Gladiators.
Hannoun is the younger brother to former Vernon Vipers forward Demico Hannoun who played with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers.
Dante Hannoun played one game as an "AP" (affiliated player) with the Vernon Vipers during the 2013-14 season.
Dante Hannoun's Player Profile:
This was posted on the ECHL website:
The ECHL on Tuesday announced the Protected Lists as submitted by each of its Member teams.
02 Jun 2020
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 2019-20 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR
2. Signed an SPC in 2019-20, 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 2019-20 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 12 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.
South Carolina Stingrays – Tom Parisi, Jordan Klimek, Neal Goff, Jesse Lees, Jaynen Rissling, Marly Quince, Alexandre Boivin, Max Novak, Branden Troock, Mark Cooper, Scott Davidson, Dan DeSalvo, Andrew Cherniwchan, Dylan Steman, Alec Marsh, Cameron Askew, Tim Harrison, Pat Megannety, Casey Bailey and Dante Hannoun