How many players are NHL teams allowed 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.
Who can teams protect in NHL expansion draft?
- Teams must protect either seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie or eight skaters (forwards and defensemen) plus one goalie.
- Players with no-move clauses must be protected, though a player can waive it and be unprotected if they choose.
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 Kraken take from each team? The Kraken will select one player from each team — excluding Las Vegas — for a total of 30 players.