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 protection 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. Though, if they do, that will count as their pick from that player’s 2020-21 club.
Who was left unprotected NHL? After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Carey Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Price could become the face of the NHL’s 32nd franchise if general manager Ron Francis and his staff decide to take on one of the biggest contracts in hockey.
How many NHL players are protected? 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.