OILERS EXTEND EIGHT QUALIFYING OFFERS
The Tulsa Oilers have submitted qualifying offers to eight members of 2022-23 team
Tulsa, Okla.— The Tulsa Oilers, the oldest professional sports team in Green Country, announced Monday the submission of qualifying offers to five forwards and three defenseman, totaling eight players.
An explanation of qualifying offers provided by the ECHL can be found below
Players who had already signed a contract by July 7 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 2023-24 season). Players on open qualifying offers cannot be traded.The qualifying offer must remain open for acceptance until 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 July 22. After July 22, if the veteran player or goaltender is not signed to a contract by the team, the player 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 August 8, the player shall be deemed an unrestricted free agent.
FORWARDS: Eddie Matsushima, Dante Sheriff, Tag Bertuzzi, Alex Gilmour, Tristian Crozier,
DEFENSEMAN: Cameron Supryka, Karl Bodrias, Jarod Hilderman
The Tulsa Oilers are back for their 10th campaign in the ECHL on the road against the Utah Grizzlies on Saturday, Oct. 21 in West Valley City, Utah. The Oilers open The Rig at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 against the Cincinnati Cyclones. You can find the FULL 2023-24 Oilers schedule at https://tulsaoilers.com/2022-23-schedule/
The Tulsa Oilers Family, consisting of the Tulsa Oilers Hockey Team (ECHL) the Tulsa Oilers Football Team (IFL), The Oilers Ice Center and the WeStreet Ice Center aims to provide entertainment and camaraderie for the Greater Tulsa community. Starting originally as a hockey team in 1928, the Oilers added Tulsa Oilers Football, The Oilers Ice Center and announced the construction of the WeStreet Ice Center in 2022. The Oilers Family continues to grow and provide top-tier entertainment in 2023 and beyond.