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GHOST PIRATES ANNOUNCE 2024 PROTECTED LIST

Monday, June 10th
GHOST PIRATES ANNOUNCE 2024 PROTECTED LIST

SAVANNAH, GA — The Savannah Ghost Pirates announced their Protected List of players following the 2023-24 season on Monday. Seven (7) players on Savannah's Protected List qualify for rookie status, and three (3) qualify for veteran status in 2024-25. The following 24 players have been placed on the Ghost Pirates' Protected List:

GOALTENDERS (1)

Michael Bullion

DEFENSEMEN (10)

Nolan Valleau, Tanner Vescio, Pito Walton, Brandon Estes, Carter Long, CJ McGee, Elijah Vilio, Bryce Martin, Nick Parody, Brandon Hickey

FORWARDS (13)

Keltie Jeri-Leon, Jordan Kaplan, Nolan Welsh, Kyle Jeffers, Brent Pedersen, Ross Armour, Nick Granowicz, Logan Drevitch, Anthony Collins, Alex Gilmour, Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Vincent Marleau, Spencer Naas

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 2023-24 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2023-24, 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 2023-24 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 20 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 22. 

Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2023-24.

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