CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today the team’s 2009-10 regular season roster. The list includes six former ECHL All-Stars and seven rookies among the 10 returning players from last season and 14 new additions.
Checkers’ 2009-10 Opening Day Roster
Forwards Defensemen Goaltenders
Andrew Carroll Mike Berube Ryan Munce
Jean-Philipp Chabot Julien Brouillette Billy Sauer
Chris Chappell Trevor Glass
Derek Couture Ethan Graham "A"
Tyler Doig Jared Nightingale "C"
Matthew Ford T.J. Reynolds
Ryan Garlock Chris Snavely
Ryan Hillier Steve Ward
Michel Leveille "A"
Aaron Slattengren "A"
Jared Nightingale has been named team captain and Ethan Graham, Michel Leveille and Aaron Slattengren have been named alternate captains.
Andrew Carroll, Kenny Roche, Randy Rowe and Chris Snavely will all begin the season on injured reserve. In recent transactions, defenseman Tysen Dowzak was recalled by the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolfpack and forward Chris Capraro was waived.
Click "Download Attachment" below for a PDF version of the roster.
The Checkers are set to begin their 17th season in the ECHL. The team will travel to North Charleston, S.C. on Saturday to open the season against the defending ECHL Champion South Carolina Stingrays. The Checkers’ home opener is set for Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. against the Gwinnett Gladiators. For ticket information please call 704-342-4-ICE or visit www.gocheckers.com.