Sports NHL releases list of players protected in Vegas expansion draft

18:05  18 june  2017
18:05  18 june  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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Protected Lists * Clubs will have two options for players they wish to protect in the Expansion by 5:00 P.M. ET on June 20 and the announcement of their selections will be released on made on June 21. The Las Vegas franchise's First Round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft will be determined in

A Sportsnet report on Wednesday provided a first look at the list of 66 players who will be off limits to the Vegas Now that the NHL 's expansion franchise (finally) has an identity, attention turns toward the Any player who possesses the NMC at the time of the draft must be protected by his team

image © image image It’s official: we now know who the Vegas Golden Knights can and cannot pick their team from over the next three days.

On Sunday morning, the NHL released a list of every player protected for the expansion draft. Each of the existing 30 teams had the option to protect either seven forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender, or a combination of eight skaters (forwards/defencemen) and a goaltender.

Vegas can now begin the process of selecting its roster, with the deadline to submit those picks to the NHL head office and NHLPA coming at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. All of the Golden Knights’ picks will be announced during the NHL Awards Show on Wednesday night. You can watch that on Sportsnet starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is an expansion draft that will be conducted by the National Hockey League on June 18–20, 2017 to fill the roster of the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights. The team's selections will be announced on June 21 during the NHL Awards ceremony at T-Mobile Arena.

Let’s give a quick rundown of the rules of the expansion draft : 30 teams will ante up one player to the Vegas Golden Knights. Those 30 NHL franchises will have the choice of picking which players they’d like to protect from expansion .

Here’s the full list of each team’s protected players:






Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Micheal Ferland, Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, Sam Bennett, Curtis Lazar, Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, Mike Smith.






Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Antoine Roussel, Valeri Nichushkin, Radek Faksa, Brett Ritchie, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, Stephen Johns, Ben Bishop.



Leon Draisaitl, Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Pat Maroon, Zack Kassian, Mark Letestu, Adam Larsson, Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera, Cam Talbot.


Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk, Roberto Luongo.

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In about 30 minutes, the NHL is set to approve and release protected lists for all 30 already-established NHL teams. The @GoldenKnights will choose a total of 30 players in Wednesday's NHL Expansion Draft .

NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft . * Vegas must select players with an aggregate expansion draft value that is between 60 to 100 per cent of the prior season's upper limit for the salary cap.


Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Drew Doughty, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez, Derek Forbort, Jonathan Quick.
















Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, Lars Eller, Tom Wilson, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Braden Holtby.


Options Around the Expansion Draft .
Options Around the Expansion Draft .It’s a rare occurrence when all 30 NHL GM’s have to play a game with specific rules and goals and challenges which will impact their rosters. The entry draft is the only other event that comes to mind where everyone has to participate, but even in that situation, some teams are more invested than others. The rest of the events, including day-to-day roster management, free agency and trade deadline, only impact specific teams and is optional for managers to participate in. That’s what makes the expansion draft so interesting.

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