Report: NHL issues list of players exempt from expansion draft
Now that they have a name, the focus will shift as to what the roster of the new Vegas Golden Knights will look like.
The NHL issued a memo Tuesday to all teams that noted which players will be forced to be protected by their clubs due to no-trade or no-movement clauses in their contracts or because of long-term injuries, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.
As a reminder, each team has the option to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and a goaltender, or eight skaters and one goaltender.
Here is the full list of the 66 players who are not likely to be members of the Golden Knights next season:
|Ducks||Kevin Bieksa - Ryan Getzlaf - Ryan Kesler - Corey Perry|
|Bruins||David Backes - Patrice Bergeron - Zdeno Chara - David Krejci|
|Blue Jackets||Sergei Bobrovsky - David Clarkson - Brandon Dubinsky - Nick Foligno - Scott Hartnell|
|Blackhawks||Artem Anisimov - Corey Crawford - Niklas Hjalmarsson - Marian Hossa - Patrick Kane - Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook - Jonathan Toews|
|Avalanche||Francois Beachemin - Erik Johnson|
|Stars||Jamie Benn - Jason Spezza|
|Red Wings||Frans Nielsen|
|Oilers||Milan Lucic - Andrej Sekera - Cam Talbot|
|Wild||Mikko Koivu - Zach Parise - Jason Pominville - Ryan Suter|
|Canadiens||Jeff Petry - Carey Price|
|Islanders||Johnny Boychuk - Andrew Ladd - John Tavares|
|Rangers||Dan Girardi - Henrik Lundqvist - Rick Nash - Marc Staal|
|Penguins||Sidney Crosby - Marc-Andre Fleury - Phil Kessel - Kris Letang - Evgeni Malkin|
|Lightning||Ryan Callahan - Valtteri Filppula - Victor Hedman - Steven Stamkos|
|Maple Leafs||Nathan Horton|
|Canucks||Loui Eriksson - Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin|
|Jets||Dustin Byfuglien - Toby Enstrom|
Note: Flames, Sharks, Blues, Capitals have no players that require protection