Published on 12-09-2013 08:53 PM
The players available in the 2013 re-entry list are below the jump.
There are two rounds of the draft. In the first round, teams select players that they wish to pick up the option on their 2014 contract (2013 salary + 5%). To use a specific example, if TFC wanted to make a claim on Dwayne DeRosario in the first round, they would need to make him a DP for next year as his 2013 salary was $600,000 (thus he'd be paid $630,000 by any team looking to make a first round claim).
Very few players are selected in the first round and those that are are generally cheap, depth players that fill a specific need on a club.
Most of the action happens in the second round. There, teams draft the rights of players. Then that team, and only that team, can renegotiate a contract with a player.
If a player isn't selected they become free agents, eligible to sign with any club.
Players can re-sign with their current club at any point up until the start of the first round. It's likely that a good deal of the listed players will be removed from the list by the time the draft starts.
The first round is Thursday, the second Dec 18.