Who did every NHL team protect?
- Lawson Crouse (F)
- Christian Dvorak (F)
- Conor Garland (F)
- Clayton Keller (F)
- Phil Kessel (F)
- Johan Larsson (F)
- Nick Schmaltz (F)
- Kyle Capobianco (D)
Are NHL protected lists public? Starting at 10 AM ET on Sunday, when the NHL will make the protection lists public, the Kraken will have a window to negotiate with and sign any (un)restricted free agents who are unprotected from their 2020-21 team.
How many protected players expansion draft? They can either choose to protect: Seven forwards, three defencemen and one goaltender. Eight skaters (forwards or defencemen) and one goaltender.
Why is Ovechkin not on protected list? The only team that isn’t losing a player is the Vegas Golden Knights, they are exempt from the expansion draft. Alex Ovechkin was left unprotected because he has yet to sign a contract extension and it is highly unlikely the Kraken take him since they would have to negotiate with him first.