How many players can a team save on expansion draft? For this year’s expansion draft, each existing team can protect up to 9 players, including one USWNT-allocated player.
Who is protected in the NHL expansion draft? The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is being conducted under the same rules for the Kraken as the Golden Knights in 2017. Current NHL teams were able to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender. More Expansion Draft rules are available here.
How many players do NHL teams get to protect? Current NHL teams can protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goalie, under the following conditions.
How does an expansion team get players? Expansion clubs make their picks from the Eligible Player list, which is typically made available following MLS Cup; a few days before the Expansion Draft. The list is put together after each participating club has decided who will be among their 12 protected players.