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Solar Bears Announce Protected List

June 2, 2016

SOLAR BEARS ANNOUNCE PROTECTED LIST

Orlando Completes Trade with Evansville, Places 22 Players onProtected List

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have announced their Protected List following the 2015-16 season. The Solar Bears have placed 22 players on the Protected List. Orlando has also received forward Casey Thrush from the Evansville IceMen to complete the future considerations the Solar Bears received when the Solar Bears traded goaltender Keegan Asmundson to Evansville on Oct. 15.

Thrush, 24, completed his rookie season with Evansville, after also previously suiting up with the Indy Fuel, South Carolina Stingrays and Allen Americans. In 25 total games, Thrush posted eight points (4g-4a) and six penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Olney, Md., skated with the University of New Hampshire from 2011-15, recording 63 points (20g-43a) and 79 points in 151 career games for the Wildcats.

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 2015-16 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2015-16, 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 2015-16 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 2015-16.

The Solar Bears Protected List is as follows:

Forwards: Defensemen: Goalies:
Austin BlockBrian ChristieMarshall EversonEric FailleNicklas LindbergDenver MandersonJohnny McInnisGreg MillerAdam ReidRylan SchwartzCasey Thrush Eric BaierChris BradleyTaylor DohertyMyles HarveyMark LouisJames MartinSpencer McAvoyCarl NielsenJake ParenteauRory Rawlyk Ryan Massa

The Solar Bears drop the puck on their fifth season of ECHL hockey on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the Florida Everblades at the Amway Center. On-sale dates for the purchase of single-game tickets will be announced later this summer. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at: http://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/.

To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, .

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