You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Komets

  • Komets bring back 2 more holdovers
    Komets general manager David Franke said Monday the offseason was just heating up after the team re-signed forwards Kaleigh Schrock and Mike Embach.Well … flame on, then.
  • Captain coming back for Komets
    It’s hard to argue with Komets general manager David Franke when he says team captain Kaleigh Schrock, at the hardly ripe age of 29, is still a good stretch of the legs away from his rocking chair days.
  • Ks part of shift by ECHL
    Komets fans enjoy going to road games and a good rivalry.
Advertisement

K’s retain rights to 6 players, make qualifying offers

– Daniel Maggio, John Dunbar, Jean-Michel Rizk, Jeremy Gates, Brandon Marino and Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock – received qualifying offers from the Komets before the June 30 deadline.

Teams were entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players, no more than four of whom could be veterans. A player on an open qualifying offer cannot be traded.

Among the six players to whom the Komets extended qualifying offers, only Schrock and Marino are veterans. Qualifying offers must remain open until Aug. 1, at which time the team may sign the qualified player to any salary or may elect to take no further action.

The rights to non-veteran players who don’t sign are retained by their teams for one playing season. Schrock and Marino, as veterans, would become restricted free agents, which means the Komets would retain the right to match any competing offer within seven days.

Komets general manager David Franke hopes that won’t be necessary.

“I think the guys we qualified were the best or the better players on the team from last year,” he said Monday. “All of the guys we qualified we are gonna try very hard to sign.”

bensmith@jg.net

Advertisement