CALGARY, AB — The Calgary Roughnecks have some decisions to make.
On August 1st, the NLL announced that the free agency period has opened for the 2016 season. All restricted (RFA) and unrestricted (UFA) free agents can now negotiate and sign contracts with teams.
Ahead of the deadline, the Calgary Roughnecks signed goaltender Frankie Scigliano to a multi-year contract and qualified all remaining RFA’s, retaining their rights in 2016.
Restricted Free Agents:
Curtis Dickson (Qualified)
Shawn Evans (Qualified)
Jon Harnett (Qualified)
Dan MacRae (Qualified)
Frankie Scigliano (Signed)
Five Roughnecks have entered unrestricted free agency.
Unrestricted Free Agents:
Long-time Roughnecks captain, McBride is a consummate professional and is a great leader in the locker room. He is an extremely tough and smart defender who leaves it all out on the floor. He has been apart of both Roughnecks’ Champion’s Cup teams in 2004 and 2009. He is Calgary’s all-time leader in games played at 182. In that time, he has 86 points (19g, 67a) and 674 loose balls.
Having spent eight seasons in Calgary, Carnegie has proven to be a consistent and tough defender. In 125 career games with the Roughnecks, he has registered 55 points (18g, 37a) and scooped 489 loose balls. In 2009, Carnegie captured a Champion’s Cup with Calgary. He is a great leader and is an assistant captain for the Roughnecks.
Since joining Calgary in 2011, Veltman has been a consistent scorer, scoring 265 points (87g, 178a) in 77 games. The lefty forward has been a force on the power play over the years as he has registered 78 power play assists in five seasons.
On August 8th, it was announced that Daryl Veltman signed a two-year contract to join the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits will become Veltman’s third team in the NLL and he will join offensive stars Dane Smith and Ryan Benesch.
Moleski began his career in Calgary, spending six years with the Roughnecks, before taking his talents to Washington/Vancouver. The big, steady defenseman has racked up 508 loose balls in seven seasons with the Riggers. He has always been a contributor offensively, scoring 29 goals and 44 assists during his time in Calgary.
While not a Roughneck for very long, Pollock had a role to play in Calgary’s resurgent second half that lead to a playoff berth. Known for being a grinder, Pollock is no stranger to the rigors of battling with larger defensive players near the crease. In his time with the Roughnecks, he scored six goals and six assists, while grabbing 22 loose balls. The Edmonton Rush cut Calgary’s season short and Pollock was unable to challenge for a Champion’s Cup.
Stay tuned to CalgaryRoughnecks.com for up to date information on all Roughnecks free agent activities!