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Retirements & Rights

Last Updated: June 16th, 2024

Please be sure to read the Rulebook for specifics on how Retirements and De-Activations work in BEARD Hockey.

Special Ruling (as of Feb 17th, 2024)

The following players have been deactivated from their BEARD teams per the announcement on Discord on January 30th. The teams will, however, retain these players' rights indefinitely should they return to NHL play. Contracts are listed below should these players return prior to their deals expiring - they will resume their deals if term remains. If no term remains, they will be signed to their FMV value for a term to be determined at that time.

PIT
PHI
MTL
MIN

MTL

MTL

Cal Foote - 5 years ($1.75m per)

Carter Hart - 1 year ($3.979m per)

Dillon Dube - 1 year ($2.3m per)

Michael McLeod - 1 year ($1.25m per)

Topi Ronni (prospect - added retroactively to 3/12/24)**

Valeri Nichushkin - 3 years ($6.125m per; added 6/12/24, NHL Player Assistance Program)

** = Ronni was a similar situation (off-ice legal issues). MTL will retain Ronni's rights indefinitely per the above stipulations.

2024 Retirements

The following players have retired from major professional hockey and BEARD teams retain no rights on these players. Players who retire from July 1st, 2024 onward will continue to remain in the league until the following offseason.

BOS
*UFA
PIT
*UFA
OTT
PIT
TBL
DET
PIT
WSH
TBL
DAL
LAK
TOR
TBL

Andrew Ladd
Anthony Bitetto
Anton Stralman
Ben Copeland
Brad Malone
Brad Richardson
Brian Lashoff
Butrus Ghafari
Carl Hagelin
Chris Wideman
Cody Franson
Cory Schneider
Danny DeKeyser
Darren Helm
David Krejci

NYI
*UFA
*UFA
NJD
*UFA
*UFA
TOR
UTA
TBL
*UFA
TOR
*UFA
CBJ
*UFA
*UFA

Derek Stepan
Dillon Simpson
Dylan Blujus
Dylan Ferguson
Eric Cooley
Garrett Mitchell
Jakub Voracek
Jeff Carter
Joonas Donskoi
Luke Stevens
Michael Del Zotto
Michael Regush
Michael Stone
Mike Cornell
Nate Thompson

ANA
WSH
VGK
NJD
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
FLA
*UFA
*UFA
EDM
*UFA
NJD
TOR

Nick Holden
Patrice Bergeron
Paul Stastny
Pavel Francouz
Robbie Payne
Ryan Sidorski
Slater Koekkoek
Thomas Greiss
Tim Schaller
Tommy Cross
Tyler Bozak
Tyler Irvine
Zach Parise
Zack Kassian

2024 De-Activations

The following players played in a non-NHL or non-AHL league in the 2023-24 season. These players are de-activated from BEARD Hockey teams; however, the teams attached to the players below may retain "first rights" to sign them should they return to the league in a future rerate. See the Rulebook for more info.

ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
BOS
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
CGY
CGY
CAR
CAR
CAR

CAR
CHI
CHI

CHI
CHI

CHI
COL
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
DAL
DAL
DET
DET
DET
DET
EDM
EDM
EDM
FLA
FLA
FLA
FLA
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH

Andrew Peski
Antoine Bibeau
Jacob Larsson
John Quenneville
Kirill Tyutyayev
Mitchell Balmas
Xavier Bernard
Beck Warm
David Farrance
Jesper Froden
Liam Kirk
Ryan Merkley
Bobby Nardella
Gabriel Landeskog
Alexander Pashin
Austin Wagner
Nicolas Meloche

Radim Simek (added 6-15-24)
Aleksi Heponiemi

Ilya Usau (added 6-15-24)
Lassi Thomson

Libor Hajek (added 6-16-24)
Stelio Mattheos
Martin Kaut
Buddy Robinson
Jaroslav Halak
Joe Vrbetic
Brett Ritchie
Ivan Morozov
Andrei Bakanov
Brandon Cutler
Colt Conrad
Nick Ritchie
Luke Martin
Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm
Tuukka Tieksola
Ivan Lodnia
Max Gildon
Ryan Ellis
Zach Uens
Alan Quine
Alex Galchenyuk
Andrej Sustr
Andrew Nielsen
Arvid Holm
Blake Murray
Cam Johnson
Collin Adams
Derek Grant
Dmitry Ovchinnikov
Jordie Benn
Nathan Beaulieu
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
Connor Bunnaman
Connor Ford
Gianni Fairbrother
Henrik Borgstrom
Jack Badini
Kaden Fulcher
Kyle Olson
Nathan Burke
Steven Jandric
Braden Holtby
Jayce Hawryluk
Jean-Sebastien Dea
Luke Richardson
Madison Bowey
Riley Sheahan
Ty Ronning
Zach Senyshyn
Kris Russell
Malte Stromwall
Max Lagace
Turner Ottenbreit

NJD

NJD
NYI

NYI
NYI
NYI
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
OTT
OTT
OTT
PHI
PHI
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
SEA
SEA
SEA
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TOR
TOR
UTA
UTA
UTA
UTA
UTA
VAN
VAN
VAN
VGK
VGK
WSH
WSH
WSH
WPG
WPG
WPG
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA

Noel Gunler

Pavel Gogolev
J.D. Greenway

Robin Salo (added 6-15-24)
Ryan Fanti
Ville Koivunen
C.J. Smith
Chris Ortiz
Christopher Gibson
Denis Malgin
Ethan Keppen
John Parker-Jones
Neil Shea
Xavier Cormier
Ryan Chyzowski
Sam Anas
Zack Hayes
Cole Fonstad
Oskar Lindblom
Adam Brubacher
Anttoni Honka
Nikita Soshnikov
Ondrej Kase
Philippe Daoust
Riley Barber
Scott Harrington
Josh Leivo
Matt Tennyson
Rudolfs Balcers
Xavier Ouellet
Andy Andreoff
Bobby Lynch
Tim Berni
Aidan Dudas
Darien Kielb
Evgeny Svechnikov
Jachym Kondelik
Jordan Frasca
Danick Martel
Danny O’Regan
Grant Mismash
Luke Witkowski
Nate Schnarr
Patrik Nemeth
Lukas Sedlak
Seth Barton
Chase Pearson
Eduards Tralmaks
Jarrod Gourley
Jaydon Dureau
Jeremy Groleau
Gabriel Carlsson
Jakub Silfverberg
Nolan Patrick
Hugo Alnefelt
Olli Juolevi
Anton Khudobin
Dylan Sikura
Gemel Smith
Adam Clendening
Andreas Johnsson
Saku Maenalanen
Adam Smith
Andy Carroll
Anthony Beauregard
Antoine Roussel
Brandon Davidson
Brandon Hawkins
Brayden Burke
Brett Gallant
Brian Flynn
Brinson Pasichnuk
Calder Brooks
Cam Hausinger

*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA

*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA

Carson Focht
Colin Swoyer
Darren Brady
David Cotton
Drew Worrad
Dylan McLaughlin
Eric Williams
Erik Bradford
Erik Brown
Frank Hora
Greg Printz
Jack Dougherty
Jack Dugan
Jacob Hayhurst
Jalen Smereck
James Neal
Jarod Hilderman

Jiri Smejkal (added 6-15-24)
Joona Luoto
Joseph Cramarossa
Joseph LaBate
Julian Napravnik
Jussi Olkinuora
Justin Kapelmaster
Justin Lee
Justin Scott
Kevin O'Neil
Kohen Olischefski
Kole Sherwood
Logan Flodell
Logan Lambdin
Ludovic Waeber
Luka Burzan
Luke Esposito
Luke Johnson
Mathew Santos
Matt Alfaro
Maxim Golod
Maxim Marushev
Morgan Adams-Moisan
Nick Rivera
Oliver Chau
Oliver Cooper
Olivier LeBlanc
Patrick Curry
Patrick Grasso
Patrick Holway
Patrick McGrath
Patrick Sieloff
Peter Tischke
Philippe Desrosiers
Pierre-Cedric Labrie
Quinn Wichers
Riese Zmolek
Rob Hamilton
Samuel Dove-McFalls
Santino Centorame
Sean Josling
Sean Malone
Shane Gersich
Shane Starrett
Spencer Foo
Tommy Apap
Trenton Bliss
Tyler Parks
Tyler Sikura
Waltteri Merela
Will Reilly
Yanni Kaldis
Yushiroh Hirano
Zach Giuttari
Zach O'Brien
Zach Tsekos

2023 Retirements

The following players have retired from major professional hockey and BEARD teams retain no rights on these players. Players who retire from July 1st, 2023 onward will continue to remain in the league until the following offseason.

SJS
OTT
BUF
TBL
LAK
NYI
*UFA

FLA

Alex Biega
Andrew Hammond
Andy Greene
Brian Boyle
Colton Point
Craig Anderson
Greg Pateryn

Jay Beagle

DAL
NYR
EDM
CAR
LAK

BUF
DET

*UFA

Justin Braun
Keith Yandle
Kurtis Gabriel
Kyle Turris
Mark Borowiecki

Markus Nutivaara (added 6/30)
Mathieu Perreault

Noah Philp (added 6/21)

NSH

FLA
CGY
*UFA
EDM
STL
VGK

P.K. Subban

Patric Hornqvist (added 6/30)
Paul Byron
Richard Clune
Thomas Hickey
Thomas Hodges
Zdeno Chara

2023 De-Activations

The following players played in a non-NHL or AHL league in the 2022-23 season. These players are de-activated from BEARD Hockey teams; however, the teams attached to the players below may retain "first rights" to sign them should they return to the league in a future rerate. See the Rulebook for more info.

ANA
ANA
ANA

ANA
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
ARI
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BUF
BUF
CGY
CGY
CAR
CAR
CAR
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
DAL
DET
DET
DET
DET
EDM
EDM
EDM
FLA
FLA
FLA
FLA
FLA
LAK

LAK
LAK
LAK
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MTL

MTL

MTL

MTL

MTL

Carter Rowney
Devin Brosseau
Michal Kempny

Zach Fucale (added 6/30)
Alex D'Orio
Amir Miftakhov
Brent Gates (added 6/30)
Frederik Gauthier
Janne Kuokkanen
Josh Wesley
Niclas Almari
Petteri Lindbohm
Sam Miletic
Alex Formenton
Graham Knott
Michael Chaput
Nicolas Mattinen
Victor Brattstrom (added 6/21)
Mikko Koskinen
Pontus Andreasson (added 6/30)
Cody Eakin
Filip Lindberg (added 6/21)
Brett Connolly
Kai Wissmann (added 6/30)
Oskari Laaksonen (added 6/21)
Antoine Morand
Axel Andersson (added 6/30)
Matt Filipe
Vitali Kravtsov (added 6/21)
Adam Werner
Dean Kukan
Dereck Baribeau
Jan Drozg
Josh Brook (added 6/30)
Michael Raffl
Dominik Simon
Kasper Bjorkqvist
Leo Komarov
Tyler Ennis
Harri Sateri
Alexandre Texier
Colton Sceviour
Frédéric Allard (added 6/30)
Ryan Stanton
Fredrik Claesson
Kevin Roy
Leon Gawanke (added 6/30)
Adam Huska
Brennan Menell
Cameron Schilling
Jakub Galvas (added 6/30)
Viktor Lodin (added 6/30)
Anton Levtchi (added 6/30)

Jakub Pour
Lauri Pajuniemi (added 6/30)
Markus Phillips
Chad Krys
Dillon Hamaliuk
Jake McGrew
Matt Jurusik
Sampo Ranta (added 6/21)
Serron Noel
Zachary Emond
Blake Speers

Chris Bigras

Hunter Miska
Laurent Dauphin (added 6/21)

Michael McNiven

MTL
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NSH
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYR
NYR
NYR
OTT
OTT
OTT
PHI

PHI

PHI
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
PIT
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
SEA
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR

TOR

TOR

TOR

VAN

VAN

VAN

VAN

Ostap Safin
Jesper Sellgren
Jordan Kawaguchi
Josef Korenar
Josh Ho-Sang
Kristians Rubins (added 6/21)
Linus Sandin
Lukas Vejdemo
Mikhail Berdin
Sami Niku
Andreas Wingerli
Cole Maier (added 6/30)
Jonathan Dahlen
Matt Donovan
Nolan Kneen
Cole Moberg
German Rubtsov
Jake Elmer
Nathan Larose
Tim Soderlund
Anthony Greco
Cam Lee
Tobias Geisser
Colten Ellis
Gregory Hofmann
Scott Wilson
Ilya Konovalov

Linus Hogberg (added 6/30)

Victor Berglund (added 6/30)
Artyom Serikov
Christian Kasastul
Logan Hutsko (added 6/30)
Loui Eriksson
Nick Henry
Remi Elie
Cedric Paquette
Kristian Vesalainen
Mitch Eliot (added 6/30)
Zachary Gallant
Antti Suomela
Anthony Louis
Cooper Zech (added 6/30)
Dmitry Semykin
Dominik Bokk
Filip Hallander (added 6/21)
Tyler Wall
Andrei Altybarmakian
Brendan Guhle
Cole Hults
Dominic Turgeon
Ian McCoshen
Joachim Blichfeld
Otto Somppi
Simon Ryfors (added 6/21)
Sven Baertschi
Anatolii Golyshev
Arttu Ruotsalainen
Carl Dahlstrom (added 6/21)
Eetu Tuulola
Johan Larsson

Juuso Riikola

Maxim Letunov
Ryan MacInnis

Alexander Khovanov

Michael Dal Colle

Olle Eriksson Ek (added 6/30)

Tarmo Reunanen

VAN
VAN
VGK
VGK
VGK
WSH
WSH
WPG
WPG
WPG
WPG
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA
*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

*UFA

Thomas Schemitsch
Victor Rask
Evan Barratt (added 6/30)
Filip Berglund
Karel Plasek
Joseph Duszak
Martin Frk (added 6/21)
Aarne Talvitie (added 6/30)
Jayden Halbgewachs
Juho Lammikko
Terrance Amorosa

Alex Breton (added 6/30)
Alex Ierullo (added 6/30)
Andreas Borgman

Axel Rindell (added 6/30)
Ben Finkelstein (added 6/30)

Benjamin Tardif (added 6/30)
Blake Siebenaler

Callum Booth (added 6/30)
Chad Yetman (added 6/30)

Charlie Gerard (added 6/30)
Cliff Watson (added 6/30)
Colby Williams
Daniel Brickley

Daniil Zhuravlyov (added 6/30)
David Drake
Doyle Somerby

Dylan St. Cyr (added 6/30)
Eric Gelinas
Evan Wardley
Evan Weinger (added 6/30)
Filip Kral (added 6/30)

Gordie Green (added 6/30)
Greg Moro
Gustav Rydahl (added 6/30)
Jake Kupsky (added 6/30)
Jami Krannila (added 6/30)
Joel Kellman
Johannes Kinnvall
Jon Martin
Josh Teves
Kevin Czuczman
Lawrence Pilut (added 6/21)
Macoy Erkamps
Marcus McIvor

Markus Nurmi (added 6/30)
Matt Murphy
Max Véronneau (added 6/30)
Mike McKee

Mike Robinson (added 6/30)
Mitchell Heard (added 6/30)
Nelson Nogier

Nick Albano (added 6/30)
Nick Hutchison (added 6/30)
Nick Pastujov (added 6/30)
Otto Leskinen (added 6/30)
Pontus Åberg
Richard Panik
Ronald Knot (added 6/30)
Sakari Manninen (added 6/30)
Stefan Matteau
Teemu Kivihalme
Terry Broadhurst
Tyler Boland (added 6/30)
Tyler Lewington
Vladislav Provolnev
Zac Leslie

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