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SPHL announces expansion draft selections

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SPHL announces expansion draft selections

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (June 6, 2018) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced the results of the expansion draft held for the new Quad City franchise.  All players not named to a returning team’s protected list were eligible for the draft. All players eligible for the Mississippi RiverKings’ protected list were also available for the draft.

Players selected by Quad City were:

Keegan Asmundson, G (Huntsville) - Helped lead the Havoc to the 2018 President’s Cup, notching four of Huntsville’s six playoff wins. Was second in games played (36) and fourth in wins (16) during the regular season.

Andy Willigar, D (Huntsville) - Played 49 games for Huntsville, posting 4-12-16 totals with two game-winning goals and 38 penalty minutes.

Dylan Denomme, RW (Macon) - Scored 12 goals and 12 assists in 34 games with Macon, including four game-winning goals.

Austin Hervey, LW (Knoxville) - Played 55 games for Knoxville, recording 12 goals, 15 assists and 65 penalty minutes

Nick Lazorko, LW (Evansville) - Scored 12 goals and 12 assists in 35 games with Evansville and Huntsville

Brandon Pfeil, D (Macon) - Was 4th in SPHL with +27 rating. Posted two goals, 23 assists in 52 games. Played three games in the ECHL.

 

In addition, the protected lists for the 2018-2019 season were released:

Birmingham - Stephen Phee, Josh Harris, Jacob Barber, Andy Bathgate, Craig Simchuk, Evan Schultz, Mike Davis, Shane Topf, Phil Tesoriero, Caleb Apperson, Andrew Darrigo, Mavric Parks, Charlie Millen

Evansville - Robbie Hall, Brandon Lubin, Justin MacDonald, Nick D’Avolio, Tyler Vankleef, Hunter Stewart, Mike Fazio, Dave Williams, Carter Shinkaruk, John Scorcia, Frank Schumacher, Ian Sylves, Chase Nieuwendyk

Fayetteville - Ludlow Harris, Jr, Carl Greco, Jamie Hill, Jake Hauswirth, Brad Campagna, Max Cook, Kent Patterson, Jake Wood, Nick MIglio, Darren McCormick, Travis Jeke, Andrew DeBrincat, Tyler Palmer

Huntsville - Mike DeLaVergne, Stuart Stefan, Nolan Kaiser, Anthony Calabrese, Derek Perl, Peter Sikalis, Sy Nutkevitch, Christian Powers, Tyler Piacentini, Kyle Sharkey, Scott Trask, Stephen Hrehoriak, Jack Ceglarski

Knoxville - Troy Davenport, Michael Chen, David Brancik, Alex Adams, Charlie Granath, Lucas Bombardier, Marcus Ortiz, Stefan Brucato, Danny Cesarz, Eliot Grauer, Josh Erickson, Gehrett Sargis, Tommy Kelley

Macon - Jake Trask, Daniel Gentzler, John Siemer, Chris Izmirlian, Caleb Cameron, Dakota Klecha, Stathis Soumelidis, Kevin Irwin, Zach Urban, Dylan Vander Esch, Jeff Sanders, Jarrett Kup, Chris Joseph

Pensacola - Charlie Adams, Jessyko Bernard, Nathan Bruyere, Josh Cousineau, Mark Esshaki, Matt Johnson, Garrett Milan, Brian Morgan, Ken Neil, TJ Sarcona, Christian Weidauer, Brian Billett, Sean Bonar

Peoria - Dave Pszenyczny, Ben Oskroba, Joseph Widmar, Kevin Patterson, Brandon Rumble, Alec Hagaman, Joe Kalisz, Mike Gurtler, Nick Neville, Justin Greenberg, Cody Smith, Mason Pulde, Ryan Siiro

Quad City - Keegan Asmundson, Andy Willigar, Dylan Denomme, Austin Hervey, Nick Lazorko, Brandon Pfeil

Roanoke - Joe Sova, Brian Rowland, Phil Bronner, Steve Mele, Colin Murray, Matt Beer, Maxime Guyon, Zach Tatrn, Grant Garvin, Eric Witzel, Cameron Bakker, Travis Armstrong, Brad Barone

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I have a question: Is this it for QC as far as guaranteed players and then the rest of their roster will be made up of free agent signings, or is there a dispersal draft for those former Mississippi players?

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9 minutes ago, TroopSupporter42069 said:

I have a question: Is this it for QC as far as guaranteed players and then the rest of their roster will be made up of free agent signings, or is there a dispersal draft for those former Mississippi players?

This is it.  Every team will have the opportunity to sign the rest of Mississippi's team.  Their is no other drafts.  Everyone else are just free agents.  But just because QC got each player in the expansion draft still doesn't guarantee they will play for them.  Just means if they play in the SPHL, QC has their rights.  They can still sign with other leagues or overseas.

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Right, I knew that it was for their rights, probably should have phrased it better in my question.

But thanks! I just wasn't sure because I searched past years and didn't see anything about dispersal drafts. Any reason there isn't a dispersal draft? Not enough players for everyone to get equal picks? Or, more likely in my guess, there would maybe be 5-6 picks then nobody else would want the rest of the guys.

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17 minutes ago, TroopSupporter42069 said:

Right, I knew that it was for their rights, probably should have phrased it better in my question.

But thanks! I just wasn't sure because I searched past years and didn't see anything about dispersal drafts. Any reason there isn't a dispersal draft? Not enough players for everyone to get equal picks? Or, more likely in my guess, there would maybe be 5-6 picks then nobody else would want the rest of the guys.

Dispersal drafts are usually for teams that fold during the season.  As you seen Cornwall of the FHL had one this year.

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1 hour ago, Greg81102 said:

Dispersal drafts are usually for teams that fold during the season.  As you seen Cornwall of the FHL had one this year.

I wasnt going to games from 2005-2011.....but the only dispersal draft I saw results for in the SP was when Florida Seals ceased after 26 games.....and Fay got Rob Sich.

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17 minutes ago, Marksmen3519 said:

I wasnt going to games from 2005-2011.....but the only dispersal draft I saw results for in the SP was when Florida Seals ceased after 26 games.....and Fay got Rob Sich.

Yes, the reason they do it is so one of the best teams in the league can't get all the good players to make their team even stronger.  So each team has an equal shot at players and being an even playing field if a team drops midseason.  If the season is already over they are all fair game to each team.  Its not like they will all go to the best team that is in first place and has the best shot at a title.

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