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 can you protect in an expansion? Teams can choose between two protection schemes for its players: Either seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender for a total of 11 players, or teams can protect any combination of eight skaters, regardless of position, and a goalie.
How many players can Seattle take from each team? Expansion draft rules for Seattle’s NHL franchise
The Kraken will select one player from each team excluding the Golden Knights for a total of 30 (at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies).
How would an expansion team get players? Teams are allowed to entice the expansion team to select players by offering cash, draft picks or agreeing to additional trades in return. If a team has a player selected by the expansion team, the team receives a trade exception equal to the player’s 2004-05 salary.