The latest on the 2012-13 Checkers Roster

First of all, Chasing Checkers has been nominated for the 2012 Web Awards as the only hockey blog represented in Charlotte.  You can vote by going to the link in the right sidebar.  Voting ends in just a couple of weeks.

Not a lot of news on the AHL front since last week when the AHL announced division realignments and rule changes.

The free agent world has also been pretty quiet (and I refresh my TSN Free Agent Tracker about four times a day, so I know!)  My summer has been filled with all kinds of fun things, and in case you are counting down with me, I have one month, two days and 22 hours until my Canadian vacation begins.  It’s kind of hard to concentrate on actual work with such an epic adventure on the horizon! Western Alberta will never be the same after I visit!

No word on the acceptance (or pending arbitration) on any of the Hurricanes RFA’s, but I am hopeful the CheckerCanes will sign their new contracts and return to the organization.

If you haven’t been following this list, it’s a must-read for AHL hockey fans.  Jonathan Bombulie, who covers the WBS Penguins, has a list of the top 250+ AHL UFA’s.  A number of BIG names still haven’t been signed.  

I’m still waiting to see if the Hurricanes sign one more goaltender, as their North American players is limited to three healthy goaltenders, only two of which have NHL experience, and one injured goalie.

Updated potential Checkers roster for 2012-13

Defensemen Under Contract
Pos Contract Type Notes
Brett Bellemore D 2012-13 RFA Two-way NHL
Michal Jordan D 2012-13 RFA Entry level
Tommi Kivisto D 2013-14 RFA Entry level.  Played one yr. in WHL, currently playing in Finland.
Justin Krueger D 2012-13 RFA Two-way NHL
Austin Levi D 2014-15 RFA Entry level.  Completed four seasons with Plymouth Whalers.
Rasmus Rissanen D 2013-14 RFA Entry level
Joe Sova D 2012-13 RFA Entry level
Bobby Sanguinetti D 2012-13 RFA
Beau Schmitz D 2014-15 RFA Entry level.  Previous experience with USNDT and Plymouth Whalers.
Forwards Under Contract
Pos Contract Type Notes
Nic Blanchard F 2013-14 UFA Two-way NHL
Zac Dalpe F 2012-13 RFA Entry level
AJ Jenks F 2012-13 RFA Entry level
Riley Nash F 2012-13 RFA Entry level
Justin Shugg F 2013-14 RFA Entry level
Jared Staal F 2012-13 RFA Entry level
Brett Sutter F 2013-14 UFA Two-way NHL
Brody Sutter F 2014-15 RFA Entry level
Goaltenders Under Contract
John Muse G 2012-13 RFA Two-way NHL
Justin Peters G 2013-14 UFA Two-way NHL first year, one-way NHL second year
Not Under Contract
Pos Contract Type Notes
Drayson Bowman F 2011-12 RFA Received a qualifying offer
Zach Boychuk F 2011-12 RFA Received a qualifying offer
Chris Durno F 2011-12 UFA
Jerome Samson F 2011-12 RFA Received a qualifying offer
Justin Soryal F 2011-12 UFA
Chris Terry F 2011-12 RFA Received a qualifying offer
Mathieu Roy D 2011-12 UFA
Will Not Return to Charlotte
Pos Contract Type Notes
Evgenii Dadonov F 2011-12 RFA He will play in KHL next season, was qualified by Hurricanes
Brian Dumoulin D 2014-15 RFA Traded to Pittsburgh for a third Staal
Kyle Lawson D 2011-12 UFA Contract not renewed by Hurricanes
Mike Murphy G 2011-12 RFA Hurricanes will qualify him, but Murphy has signed with KHL for next season
Cedric McNicoll F 2011-12 UFA Contract not renewed by Hurricanes
Matthew Pistilli F 2011-12 UFA Contract not renewed by Hurricanes
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2 thoughts on “The latest on the 2012-13 Checkers Roster

    • I am, of course, overjoyed that Chris “Terryiffic” Terry will be returning to the organization next year. I’ve just been a slacker in reporting it because I’m on vacation and haven’t been glued to the internet!

      I’ve been keeping my spreadsheet updated, however haven’t gotten around to posting the results.

      I’m looking forward to more of the CheckerCanes signing their new contracts. Since none are going to arbitration, I assume it’s just a matter of time before the likes of the Bowman, Samson and Boychuk sign.

      I need to read up on the new goalie Charlotte signed. I do like NCAA trained hockey players, so hopefully he’s a good pick up!

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