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Heartlanders announce season-ending roster

Monday, June 24th
Heartlanders announce season-ending roster

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders revealed their season-ending roster Monday, consisting of 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. The Heartlanders are given exclusive rights to negotiate with and sign players on the season-ending roster until qualifying offers are due on July 7. 

Players may also now sign with ECHL teams for the 2024-25 season. 

Season-Ending Roster
Goaltenders (2): Peyton Jones, Drew DeRidder

Defenseman (6): Louka Henault, Hunter Lellig, Ben Brinkman, Chris Lipe, Justin Wells, Jules Boscq

Forwards (12): Liam Coughlin, Nico Blachman, Jonny Sorenson, Yuki Miura, Jack Perbix, Adam Goodsir, Jake Durflinger, Nick Campoli, Will Calverley, Dakota Raabe, Odeen Tufto, Davis Koch

Join the fun at Xtream Arena for the 2024-25 season

The Iowa Heartlanders open the 2024-25 season with back-to-back home games against the Fort Wayne Komets Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. View the full schedule here! Full-season ticket plans are currently on-sale, and deposits can be placed for partial season-plans and group outings. Call 319-855-1775 or visit https://iowaheartlanders.com/tickets/ticket-plans to place a deposit on season tickets and learn more about becoming a season ticket member.

Stay tuned to Iowa Heartlanders social media (@goheartlanders) for upcoming theme night announcements and promotional calendar updates . Sign up here to be notified by text message for team news and updates ahead of the start of the 2024-25 season. 

Additional notes

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

Each team is entitled to reserve rights to a maximum of eight players from the list of 20 by extending a qualifying offer no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 7. Of the eight qualified players, no more than four can be veterans (260 regular season professional hockey games played as of the start of the 2024-25 Season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded. Teams are not required to extend a qualifying offer to players who sign a contract prior to July 7.

The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 22 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 11:59 p.m. ET on July 22. After July 22, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the veteran or goaltender 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 11:59 p.m. ET on August 8, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.