Monday, June 27, 2011

Former Viper Brodie Eligible To Receive Qualifying Offer By Thunder:

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman, Cameron Brodie is one of 17 players for the ECHL Stockton Thunder who are eligible to receive a qualifying offer by July 1. Eight players can receive the offer as free agency season starts. Brodie played parts of one season in Vernon (2008-09) after being aquired in January of 2009 in a trade with the Burnaby Express.  In 60 games with the Thunder this past season Brodie collected (2-10-12).

This is posted on the Thunder website:

10-11 Season Ending Roster Announced

Thursday, 06.16.11

By Stockton Thunder Staff

17 ECHL contracted players listed as eligible for qualifying offers by July 1

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, announced its 2010-11 season ending roster, which includes 17 ECHL contracted players who appeared in a Thunder uniform for the 2010-11 season.

Season ending rosters may include up to 20 players. Season ending rosters cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2010-11 (i.e. players who were under contract to teams in either the National Hockey League or the American Hockey League). The Thunder season ending roster is as follows:


• (C) Pierre-Andre Bureau
• (RW) Bretton Cameron
• (RW) Fraser Clair
• (RW) Kelly Czuy
• (C) Chris D’Alvise
• (C) Jordan Foreman
• (LW) Jordan Fulton
• (LW) Garet Hunt
• (RW) Jarrett Konkle
• (C) Chris Lawrence
• (RW) Jim McKenzie
• (LW) Jason Pitton
• (C) Craig Valette


• (D) Anthony Aiello
• (D) Cameron Brodie
• (D) Jody Pederson
• (D) Steve Vanoosten


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 2011-12 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 will retain the rights to that veteran until Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, if the veteran player is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran 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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