Report: NHL issues list of players exempt from expansion draft

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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:

Team Player
Ducks Kevin Bieksa - Ryan Getzlaf - Ryan Kesler - Corey Perry
Coyotes Alex Goligoski
Bruins David Backes - Patrice Bergeron - Zdeno Chara - David Krejci
Sabres  Kyle Okposo
Hurricanes Jordan Staal
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
Panthers Keith Yandle
Kings Anze Kopitar
Wild Mikko Koivu - Zach Parise - Jason Pominville - Ryan Suter
Canadiens Jeff Petry - Carey Price
Predators Pekka Rinne
Devils Ryan Clowe
Islanders Johnny Boychuk - Andrew Ladd - John Tavares
Rangers Dan Girardi - Henrik Lundqvist - Rick Nash - Marc Staal
Senators Dion Phaneuf
Flyers Claude Giroux
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

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