How many players can you protected in NHL expansion draft? What are the rules for teams protecting players? Wyshynski: The 30 teams in the expansion draft can protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie; or they can protect eight skaters and one goaltender.
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 the Kraken take? The Golden Knights are exempt from the expansion draft as part of their franchise agreement. There will be 30 players in total chosen, with the Kraken needing to pick at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goalies.
How many players can Leafs protect? They are allowed to choose to protect one goalie and either eight total skaters or seven forwards and three defenders.