ECHL teams by the July 23rd deadline. Players who had already signed a contract by July 23rd did not need to receive a qualifying offer. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights of a maximum of eight qualified players. The ECHL Idaho Steelheads have four players who received qualifying offers. One of those players is former Vernon Vipers forward Cody Fowlie.
Here is the press release from the ECHL website,
The Steelheads signed Fowlie September 3rtd 2020. Fowlie never played a game with the Steelheads last season as the team opt out of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19. Fowlie has spent the past two seasons playing in Romania with the ASC Brasov Wolves. Fowlie recently signed with the Ferencvarosi TC for the 2021-22 season. Ferencvarosi TC is a professional hockey team from Hungary.
Fowlie played five seasons at the University of Regina from 2013-2018 before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Jacksonville Icemen February 15th 2018. Fowlie played two seasons in Jacksonville before heading to Romania in 2019 to play with the ASC Brasov Wolves.
Fowlie played parts of three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips before being released in 2012. The Vernon Vipers signed Fowlie October 16th 2012. Fowlie played three games with the Vipers before leaving the team and signing with the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets October 22nd 2012. Fowlie finished his junior hockey career with the Rockets.
Cody Fowlie's Player Profile: