Craig Hignett and Eifion Williams are among 10 players released as Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson announces his retained list.
John Brackstone, Darrell Clarke, Tony Davison, Carl Jones, Darren Williams, Michael Proctor, Mark Tinkler and Philip Turnbull are also released.
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Micky Barron and Jim Provett are given fresh deals.
Pools take up options on Lee Bullock, Ben Clark, Ritchie Humphreys, Michael Rae, Anthony Sweeney and David Foley.
Striker Proctor ended the season on loan at Wrexham, scoring his second goal in nine games in their crucial final-day win over Boston.
The 26-year-old has already expressed his interest in joining the Dragons permanently.
And Welshman Williams, who scored six goals in Hartlepool's promotion success, could also find himself on Wrexham's wish list this summer.