Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors announced today the list of protected players that they submitted to the ECHL.

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 a Standard Players Contract in 2010-11 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed a Standard Players Contract in 2010-11, 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 a Standard Players Contract on or after the first day of the 2010-11 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 2010-11.

The Road Warriors protected the following players:

Marc-Olivier Vallerand
Sean Berkstresser
Jimmy Kilpatrick
Brendan Connolly
Justin Bowers
Mark Voakes
Matt Schepke
Andrew Carroll
Connor Shields
Maxime Gratchev
Troy Schwab

T.J. Reynolds
Brad Cole
Wes Cunningham
Julien Brouillette

Dov Grumet-Morris
Chris Beckford-Tseu

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  1. What does this mean to Dov? That at ECHL level he can only sign with Greenville, but is free to sign with an AHL or NHL club?

    Obviously, the Whale’s crease is “packed” (Mitch added emphasis on the unintended pun) right now with Talbot, Johnson(RFA?), Stacjer, and Missiaen, but it seems Dov was their best in ’11.

  2. Elsie,
    As usual you ask a good question. In fact it’s the million dollar question for everyone that is following this team. To me, DGM is the best of the bunch. The question is do the Rangers think that he could be a viable backup a year from now when Marty Biron’s contract is up? If they don’t think he’s a viable candidate for that role, then the organziation will likely let him walk becasue as you mention they have so many goaltending prospects and only can put one of them in Greenville.

    If I were guessing, and really that’s all I’m doing at this point, is that Johnson has not won the confidence of the organziation and he will not be tendered and allowed to go free. It’s likely that it’s going to be Stacjer and Talbot in Hartford and Missiaen in Greenville. DGM is probably going to sign elsewhere. I think he demonstrated to the entire AHL that he can play at that level and will.

    If it was my call I would have DGM in HArtford with Stacjer and move Talbot to Greenville and look to “lend” Missiaen to another team so that they don’t lose his rights.

    That’s my guess…