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WORCESTER RAILERS HC QUALIFY SEVEN PLAYERS FOR 2022-23 SEASON

Friday, July 1st
WORCESTER RAILERS HC QUALIFY SEVEN PLAYERS FOR 2022-23 SEASON

WORCESTER RAILERS HC QUALIFY SEVEN PLAYERS FOR 2022-23 SEASON

Five forwards and two defensemen received qualifying offers

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and General Manager and Head Coach Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman  announced today that the club has made qualifying offers to seven players for the 2022-23 season.

The following seven players received qualifying offers from the Worcester Railers before the July 1 deadline; (Please note that players that have signed contracts for the 2022-23 season will be announced over the next few weeks and throughout the summer)

Defensemen (2)Charlie SpetzPhilip Beaulieu

Forwards (5)Anthony RepaciBrent BeaudoinDrew CallinJacob HayhurstSteve Jandric

Players who had already signed a contract by June 30 did not need to receive a qualifying offer.

Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four could be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the upcoming 2022-23 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until July 16 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, or to a goaltender who has played more than 180 regular-season games, will retain the rights to that player until July 16. After July 16, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the player 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 August 1, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.

The Worcester Railers HC 2022-23 opening weekend at the DCU Center is Saturday, October 22nd and October 23rdat the DCU Center vs. the Adirondack Thunder. Season memberships for the 2022-23 season and group packages are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting RailersHC.com.

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