It’s the dead of summer now, meaning there is less news happening. On one hand, this is bad for us because we who write/read hockey blogs in the middle of July are desperate for news that just isn’t there. On the other hand, it gives us a chance to have a look at the teams we watch and see what everything looks like now that the dust has settled.
AHL rosters are still a land of magic for even the best people covering the league. There isn’t a reliable place to find AHL contract lengths, and trying to find salary numbers gets you laughed out of the room. Nevertheless, I have slowly parsed through the AHL website, the Colorado Eagles website, and Elite Prospects to find what I consider the most accurate Eagles roster on the public internet right now. There may be one or two guys on two-year AHL deals that I missed, but I’ve given up looking and we’ll deal with it in September.
Quickly breaking down the roster, most of this team is young and on Entry-Level Contracts with the NHL Colorado Avalanche. 12 of the 26 are somewhere along their two-, or three-year ELC. After that, there are six players on AHL contracts. I suspect one or two of them will join the ECHL Utah Grizzlies before the start of the season.
Also on the roster are three players (T.J. Tynan, Jayson Megna, Mark Alt) the AHL considers to be “AHL veterans”. They have all played more than 320 professional hockey games and there can’t be more than seven of them on a game-day roster at any point during the season. Since the Eagles only have three, they should be fine.
The following depth chart is sorted by position and age. Waiver eligibility has also been calculated. I’ve also linked some informative articles and videos on some of these players that might be interesting.
AJ Greer - 22, LW, NHL RFA, requires waivers
Ty Lewis - 21, LW, NHL contract
Brandon Saigeon - 21, LW/RW, AHL contract
Travis Barron - 20, LW, NHL contract
Martin Kaut - 19, LW, NHL contract
Sheldon Dries - 25, C, NHL RFA
Igor Shyvyrov - 21, C, NHL contract
Josh Dickinson - 21, C, NHL contract
Shane Bowers - 19, C, NHL contract
Jayson Megna - 29, RW, NHL contract, requires waivers
T.J. Tynan - 27, C/RW, NHL contract, requires waivers
Michael Joly - 24, RW, AHL contract
Logan O’Connor - 22, RW, NHL contract
Nicholas Henry - 20, RW, NHL contract
Jacob MacDonald - 26, LD, NHL contract, requires waivers
Dan Renouf - 25, LD, NHL contract, requires waivers
Sasha Larocque - 25, LD, AHL contract
Anton Lindholm - 24, LD, NHL RFA, requires waivers
Peter Tischke - 23, LD, AHL contract
Josh Anderson - 20, LD, NHL contract
Mark Alt - 27, RD, NHL contract, requires waivers
Nicolas Meloche - 22, RD, NHL contract
Kevin Davis - 22, RD, AHL contract
Conor Timmins - 20, RD, NHL contract
Adam Werner - 22, G, NHL contract
Hunter Miska - 24, G, AHL contract