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Protected lists revealed for Kraken expansion draft

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NHL teams released their protected lists ahead of Wednesday's expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken.

The Vegas Golden Knights, who joined the league for the 2017-18 season, are exempt from the expansion draft and won't lose a player to the NHL's newest franchise. However, the Kraken still have 30 other teams to select from, and there are plenty of intriguing players up for grabs.

The deadline for clubs to submit their lists was Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

The 2021 expansion draft will follow the same rules as the 2017 expansion draft that welcomed the Golden Knights to the NHL:

  • Each team must submit a protected list of seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie or eight skaters and one goalie
  • Any player with a no-movement clause must be protected unless the player waives it
  • Each team must expose two forwards, one defenseman, and one goalie who are under contract and played at least 40 games this past season or 70 combined games over the last two seasons
  • All first- and second-year players, as well as unsigned draft picks, are exempt from selection
  • Any player with a career-ending injury is exempt from selection

Here are the players who each squad is protecting:

Anaheim Ducks

Player Position NMC
Nicolas Deslauriers Forward No
Max Jones Forward No
Isac Lundestrom Forward No
Rickard Rakell Forward No
Jakob Silfverberg Forward No
Sam Steel Forward No
Troy Terry Forward No
Cam Fowler Defenseman No
Hampus Lindholm Defenseman No
Josh Manson Defenseman No
John Gibson Goalie No

Arizona Coyotes

Player Position NMC
Lawson Crouse Forward No
Christian Dvorak Forward No
Conor Garland Forward No
Clayton Keller Forward No
Phil Kessel Forward Yes
Johan Larsson Forward No
Nick Schmaltz Forward No
Kyle Capobianco Defenseman No
Jakob Chychrun Defenseman No
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Defenseman Yes
Darcy Kuemper Goalie No

Boston Bruins

Player Position NMC
Patrice Bergeron Forward Yes
Charlie Coyle Forward Yes
Jake DeBrusk Forward No
Trent Frederic Forward No
Brad Marchand Forward Yes
David Pastrnak Forward No
Craig Smith Forward No
Brandon Carlo Defenseman No
Matt Grzelcyk Defenseman No
Charlie McAvoy Defenseman No
Dan Vladar Goalie No

Buffalo Sabres

Player Position NMC
Rasmus Asplund Forward No
Anders Bjork Forward No
Jack Eichel Forward No
Casey Mittelstadt Forward No
Victor Olofsson Forward No
Sam Reinhart Forward No
Tage Thompson Forward No
Rasmus Dahlin Defenseman No
Henri Jokiharju Defenseman No
Rasmus Ristolainen Defenseman No
Linus Ullmark Goalie No

Calgary Flames

Player Position NMC
Mikael Backlund Forward No
Dillon Dube Forward No
Johnny Gaudreau Forward No
Elias Lindholm Forward No
Andrew Mangiapane Forward No
Sean Monahan Forward No
Matthew Tkachuk Forward No
Rasmus Andersson Defenseman No
Noah Hanifin Defenseman No
Chris Tanev Defenseman No
Jacob Markstrom Goalie Yes

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Position NMC
Sebastian Aho Forward No
Jesper Fast Forward No
Warren Foegele Forward No
Jordan Staal Forward Yes
Andrei Svechnikov Forward No
Teuvo Teravainen Forward No
Vincent Trocheck Forward No
Brett Pesce Defenseman No
Brady Skjei Defenseman No
Jaccob Slavin Defenseman No
Alex Nedeljkovic Goalie No

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Position NMC
Henrik Borgstrom Forward No
Alex DeBrincat Forward No
Brandon Hagel Forward No
David Kampf Forward No
Patrick Kane Forward Yes
Dylan Strome Forward No
Jonathan Toews Forward Yes
Caleb Jones Defenseman No
Connor Murphy Defenseman No
Riley Stillman Defenseman No
Kevin Lankinen Goalie No

Colorado Avalanche

Player Position NMC
Andre Burakovsky Forward No
Tyson Jost Forward No
Nazem Kadri Forward No
Nathan MacKinnon Forward No
Valeri Nichushkin Forward No
Logan O'Connor Forward No
Mikko Rantanen Forward No
Samuel Girard Defenseman No
Cale Makar Defenseman No
Devon Toews Defenseman No
Philipp Grubauer Goalie No

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Position NMC
Cam Atkinson Forward No
Oliver Bjorkstrand Forward No
Boone Jenner Forward No
Patrik Laine Forward No
Gustav Nyquist Forward No
Eric Robinson Forward No
Jack Roslovic Forward No
Vladislav Gavrikov Defenseman No
Seth Jones Defenseman No
Zach Werenski Defenseman No
Joonas Korpisalo Goalie No

Dallas Stars

Player Position NMC
Jamie Benn Forward Yes
Radek Faksa Forward No
Denis Gurianov Forward No
Roope Hintz Forward No
Joe Pavelski Forward No
Alexander Radulov Forward Yes
Tyler Seguin Forward Yes
Miro Heiskanen Defenseman No
John Klingberg Defenseman No
Esa Lindell Defenseman No
Anton Khudobin Goalie No

Detroit Red Wings

Player Position NMC
Tyler Bertuzzi Forward No
Adam Erne Forward No
Robby Fabbri Forward No
Dylan Larkin Forward No
Michael Rasmussen Forward No
Givani Smith Forward No
Jakub Vrana Forward No
Filip Hronek Defenseman No
Nick Leddy Defenseman No
Gustav Lindstrom Defenseman No
Thomas Greiss Goalie No

Edmonton Oilers

Player Position NMC
Josh Archibald Forward No
Leon Draisaitl Forward No
Zack Kassian Forward No
Connor McDavid Forward No
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Forward No
Jesse Puljujarvi Forward No
Kailer Yamamoto Forward No
Ethan Bear Defenseman No
Duncan Keith Defenseman Yes
Darnell Nurse Defenseman No
Stuart Skinner Goalie No

Florida Panthers

Player Position NMC
Aleksander Barkov Forward No
Sam Bennett Forward No
Anthony Duclair Forward No
Patric Hornqvist Forward No
Jonathan Huberdeau Forward Yes
Mason Marchment Forward No
Carter Verhaeghe Forward No
Aaron Ekblad Defenseman No
Gustav Forsling Defenseman No
MacKenzie Weegar Defenseman No
Sergei Bobrovsky Goalie Yes

Los Angeles Kings

Player Position NMC
Lias Andersson Forward No
Viktor Arvidsson Forward No
Dustin Brown Forward No
Alex Iafallo Forward No
Adrian Kempe Forward No
Trevor Moore Forward No
Anze Kopitar Forward No
Drew Doughty Defenseman Yes
Matt Roy Defenseman No
Sean Walker Defenseman No
Calvin Petersen Goalie No

Minnesota Wild

Player Position NMC
Joel Eriksson Ek Forward No
Kevin Fiala Forward No
Marcus Foligno Forward No
Jordan Greenway Forward No
Ryan Hartman Forward No
Nico Sturm Forward No
Mats Zuccarello Forward Yes
Jonas Brodin Defenseman Yes
Matt Dumba Defenseman No
Jared Spurgeon Defenseman Yes
Cam Talbot Goalie No

Montreal Canadiens

Player Position NMC
Josh Anderson Forward No
Joel Armia Forward No
Jake Evans Forward No
Brendan Gallagher Forward Yes
Jesperi Kotkaniemi Forward No
Artturi Lehkonen Forward No
Tyler Toffoli Forward No
Ben Chiarot Defenseman No
Joel Edmundson Defenseman No
Jeff Petry Defenseman Yes
Jake Allen Goalie No

Nashville Predators

Player Position NMC
Filip Forsberg Forward No
Tanner Jeannot Forward No
Luke Kunin Forward No
Alexandre Carrier Defenseman No
Mattias Ekholm Defenseman No
Dante Fabbro Defenseman No
Roman Josi Defenseman Yes
Philippe Myers Defenseman No
Juuse Saros Goalie No

New Jersey Devils

Player Position NMC
Jesper Bratt Forward No
Nico Hischier Forward No
Janne Kuokkanen Forward No
Michael McLeod Forward No
Yegor Sharangovich Forward No
Miles Wood Forward No
Pavel Zacha Forward No
Ryan Graves Defenseman No
Damon Severson Defenseman No
Jonas Siegenthaler Defenseman No
Mackenzie Blackwood Goalie No

New York Islanders

Player Position NMC
Mathew Barzal Forward No
Anthony Beauvillier Forward No
Cal Clutterbuck Forward No
Anders Lee Forward No
Matt Martin Forward No
Brock Nelson Forward No
Jean-Gabriel Pageau Forward No
Scott Mayfield Defenseman No
Adam Pelech Defenseman No
Ryan Pulock Defenseman No
Semyon Varlamov Goalie No

New York Rangers

Player Position NMC
Pavel Buchnevich Forward No
Filip Chytil Forward No
Chris Kreider Forward Yes
Artemi Panarin Forward Yes
Kevin Rooney Forward No
Ryan Strome Forward No
Mika Zibanejad Forward Yes
Libor Hajek Defenseman No
Ryan Lindgren Defenseman No
Jacob Trouba Defenseman Yes
Alexandar Georgiev Goalie No

Ottawa Senators

Player Position NMC
Drake Batherson Forward No
Connor Brown Forward No
Logan Brown Forward No
Nick Paul Forward No
Brady Tkachuk Forward No
Austin Watson Forward No
Colin White Forward No
Thomas Chabot Defenseman No
Victor Mete Defenseman No
Nikita Zaitsev Defenseman No
Filip Gustavsson Goalie No

Philadelphia Flyers

Player Position NMC
Nicolas Aube-Kubel Forward No
Sean Couturier Forward No
Claude Giroux Forward Yes
Kevin Hayes Forward Yes
Travis Konecny Forward No
Scott Laughton Forward No
Oskar Lindblom Forward No
Ryan Ellis Defenseman No
Ivan Provorov Defenseman No
Travis Sanheim Defenseman No
Carter Hart Goalie No

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player Position NMC
Teddy Blueger Forward No
Jeff Carter Forward No
Sidney Crosby Forward Yes
Jake Guentzel Forward No
Kasperi Kapanen Forward No
Evgeni Malkin Forward Yes
Bryan Rust Forward No
Brian Dumoulin Defenseman No
Kris Letang Defenseman Yes
Mike Matheson Defenseman No
Tristan Jarry Goalie No

San Jose Sharks

Player Position NMC
Rudolfs Balcers Forward No
Logan Couture Forward No
Jonathan Dahlen Forward No
Tomas Hertl Forward No
Evander Kane Forward No
Kevin Labanc Forward No
Timo Meier Forward No
Brent Burns Defenseman No
Erik Karlsson Defenseman Yes
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Defenseman Yes
Adin Hill Goalie No

St. Louis Blues

Player Position NMC
Ivan Barbashev Forward No
Jordan Kyrou Forward No
Ryan O'Reilly Forward No
David Perron Forward No
Brayden Schenn Forward No
Oskar Sundqvist Forward No
Robert Thomas Forward No
Justin Faulk Defenseman No
Torey Krug Defenseman No
Colton Parayko Defenseman No
Jordan Binnington Goalie No

Tampa Bay Lightning

Player Position NMC
Anthony Cirelli Forward No
Nikita Kucherov Forward Yes
Brayden Point Forward No
Steven Stamkos Forward Yes
Erik Cernak Defenseman No
Victor Hedman Defenseman Yes
Ryan McDonagh Defenseman No
Mikhail Sergachev Defenseman No
Andrei Vasilevskiy Goalie No

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player Position NMC
Auston Matthews Forward No
Mitch Marner Forward No
William Nylander Forward No
John Tavares Forward Yes
TJ Brodie Defenseman No
Justin Holl Defenseman No
Jake Muzzin Defenseman No
Morgan Rielly Defenseman No
Jack Campbell Goalie No

Vancouver Canucks

Player Position NMC
Brock Boeser Forward No
Jason Dickinson Forward No
Bo Horvat Forward No
J.T. Miller Forward No
Tyler Motte Forward No
Tanner Pearson Forward No
Elias Pettersson Forward No
Olli Juolevi Defenseman No
Tyler Myers Defenseman No
Nate Schmidt Defenseman No
Thatcher Demko Goalie No

Washington Capitals

Player Position NMC
Nicklas Backstrom Forward Yes
Lars Eller Forward No
Evgeny Kuznetsov Forward No
Anthony Mantha Forward No
T.J. Oshie Forward No
Daniel Sprong Forward No
Tom Wilson Forward No
John Carlson Defenseman No
Dmitry Orlov Defenseman No
Trevor van Riemsdyk Defenseman No
Ilya Samsonov Goalie No

Winnipeg Jets

Player Position NMC
Kyle Connor Forward No
Andrew Copp Forward No
Pierre-Luc Dubois Forward No
Nikolaj Ehlers Forward No
Adam Lowry Forward No
Mark Scheifele Forward No
Blake Wheeler Forward Yes
Josh Morrissey Defenseman No
Neal Pionk Defenseman No
Logan Stanley Defenseman No
Connor Hellebuyck Goalie No

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