Players with two years or less of professional hockey experience are automatically exempt from the expansion draft. Players with no-movement clauses are also automatically protected unless they agree to waive those clauses.
Who can be protected in the NHL expansion draft?
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.
Who is exempt from NHL expansion draft?
As most are aware, players who have accrued two or fewer professional seasons, as well as unsigned draft picks, are all exempt from the expansion draft. They don’t need to be protected and can’t be chosen.
Who Will Wild protect in expansion draft?
The Wild protected seven forwards, three defensemen and goalie Cam Talbot. Teams also had the option of protecting eight skaters and a goalie. The Wild forwards who Seattle can’t touch include Joel Eriksson Ek, Kevin Fiala, Marcus Foligno, Jordan Greenway, Ryan Hartman, Nico Sturm and Mats Zuccarello.
Who is exempt from Seattle expansion draft?
First- and second-year pros and unsigned draft picks are exempt. The exposure requirements are one defenceman, two forwards and one goalie. They all must be under contract for 2021-2022, so no RFAs or UFAs that are unsigned, and they must meet the games-played requirements.
Who will Boston Bruins protect in expansion draft?
Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and Matt Grzelcyk are the defensemen who will be protected, and Dan Vladar is the goalie who is getting protected. In addition to Ritchie, three of the Bruins’ young defensemen (Connor Clifton, Jeremy Lauzon, and Jakub Zboril) were left unprotected for the expansion draft.
Who will the Seattle Kraken take from each team?
Here’s who the Seattle Kraken selected from each eligible team:
- Anaheim Ducks: Haydn Fleury, 25-year-old defenseman.
- Arizona Coyotes: Tyler Pitlick, 29-year-old forward.
- Boston Bruins: Jeremy Lauzon, 24-year-old defenseman.
- Buffalo Sabres: Will Borgen, 24-year-old defenseman.
Who is not eligible for the expansion draft?
Players with only two pro seasons, and all unsigned draft choices, are exempt from the expansion draft. Players still under contract but not expected to play again (there are 18 of them) due to long-term or chronic injury will be exempt from the draft.
Who will Kraken take from Wild?
The Seattle Kraken have taken their pick from the Minnesota Wild’s unprotected players, selecting defenseman Carson Soucy for their first roster in franchise history. Sources say the Kraken have taken defenseman Carson Soucy from the #mnwild. Wild’s top-5 D is now a top-3 of Brodin-Spurgeon-Dumba.
Who did the Minnesota Wild lose in the expansion draft?
The Minnesota Wild lost Carson Soucy in the NHL Expansion Draft to the Seattle Kraken; How will the Wild replace him and why the next move for Bill Guerin will be his biggest move yet! It’s Judd’s Hockey Show.
Who did the Wild leave unprotected?
Other players left unprotected by the Wild were forwards Victor Rask and Nick Bjugstad. “It was a tough decision, but I think we made the right one and we came out of it kind of lucky to have our goalie tandem intact,” said Guerin, who highlighted Talbot’s consistency and leadership.