Bettman: Potential Seattle expansion draft would feature same rules as Vegas

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

If the NHL rewards Seattle an expansion franchise, it will face the same parameters as the Vegas Golden Knights when it comes to selecting a team, commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday, per TSN's Farhan Lalji.

In case you've forgotten the rules, each team was allowed to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie - or eight skaters and one goaltender - leaving the Golden Knights to pluck one player per franchise to fill their inaugural roster.

Additionally, all first- and second-year players were exempt, while any roster player with a no-movement clause had to be protected unless they agreed to waive it.

Seattle's ownership group officially submitted it's application to the league - which included a $10-million fee - in early February and will kick off its season-ticket drive March 1.

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