Sports NHL releases list of players protected in Vegas expansion draft

18:05  18 june  2017
18:05  18 june  2017 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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It’s official: we now know who the Vegas Golden Knights can and cannot pick their team from over the next three days. On Sunday morning, the NHL released a list of every player protected for the expansion draft .

The NHL 's 31st team has received the list of protected players – those who won't be exposed to the expansion draft – on the rosters of the other 30 NHL franchises and Vegas has until 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday to inform the league of its player selections.

image © image image It’s official: we now know who the Vegas Golden Knights can and cannot pick their team from over the next three days.

On Sunday morning, the NHL released a list of every player protected for the expansion draft. Each of the existing 30 teams had the option to protect either seven forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender, or a combination of eight skaters (forwards/defencemen) and a goaltender.

Vegas can now begin the process of selecting its roster, with the deadline to submit those picks to the NHL head office and NHLPA coming at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. All of the Golden Knights’ picks will be announced during the NHL Awards Show on Wednesday night. You can watch that on Sportsnet starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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We are starting to get a better idea of who the Vegas Golden Knights might take during Wednesday's expansion draft . On Sunday, the NHL released each of the original 30 teams' lists of players that they will protect ahead of Vegas ' selection process.

NHL releases list of players protected in Vegas expansion draft . The Islanders were the only NHL team to protect five defencemen, which left Nelson – a 20-goal scorer each of the last three seasons – available.

Here’s the full list of each team’s protected players:

ANAHEIM

ARIZONA

BOSTON

BUFFALO

CALGARY

Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Micheal Ferland, Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, Sam Bennett, Curtis Lazar, Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, Mike Smith.

CAROLINA

CHICAGO

COLORADO

COLUMBUS

DALLAS

Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Antoine Roussel, Valeri Nichushkin, Radek Faksa, Brett Ritchie, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, Stephen Johns, Ben Bishop.

DETROIT

EDMONTON

Leon Draisaitl, Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Pat Maroon, Zack Kassian, Mark Letestu, Adam Larsson, Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera, Cam Talbot.

FLORIDA

Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk, Roberto Luongo.

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NHL Vegas expansion draft : NHL reveals list of protected players . Created with Sketch. NHL teams released a list of players protected from being drafted by the Golden Knights.

LOS ANGELES

Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Drew Doughty, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez, Derek Forbort, Jonathan Quick.

MINNESOTA

MONTREAL

NASHVILLE

NEW JERSEY

NY ISLANDERS

NY RANGERS

OTTAWA

PHILADELPHIA

PITTSBURGH

SAN JOSE

ST. LOUIS

TAMPA BAY

TORONTO

VANCOUVER

WASHINGTON

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, Lars Eller, Tom Wilson, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Braden Holtby.

WINNIPEG

Report: Islanders have deal in place with Vegas; first-round pick involved .
The New York Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round draft pick to the Vegas Golden Knights, according to a report from Arthur Staple of Newsday. The deal would push Vegas towards selecting a specific player from the Islanders’ unprotected list — believed to be winger Nikolay Kulemin. The 30-year-old had 12 goals and 11 assists in 72 games last season for New York.Multiple sources also told Newsday that there may be another component to the deal that the Islanders would send to the Golden Knights.New York is due to pick 15th in the NHL Draft, which takes place Friday in Chicago.

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