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