INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Kansas City Mavericks general manager Brent Thiessen announced Monday that eight members of the 2016-17 team have received qualifying offers for the upcoming season.
Those who received qualifying offers included:
G Josh Robinson
D Zach Tolkinen
F Justin Breton
F Dan Correale
F Dane Fox
F Radoslav Illo
F Darren Nowick
F Matt Robertson
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 2017-18 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.
If a restricted free agent is not signed to either an offer sheet or a contract by an ECHL team by Aug. 31, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.
The Mavericks open their season on the road at Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:05 p.m. and will hold their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 28, also at 7:05 p.m., against Wichita. Season tickets are on sale now.
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