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All 30 NHL Teams Protected Lists Ahead of Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft

Here is a list of each NHL team’s protected and exposed list ahead of the 2021 NHL Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft.

Saturday was a wild day in the NHL. A handful of last-minute trades got some of the 30 teams who were going to lose a player to the Seattle Kraken prepared for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. It didn’t equate to every team leaving scraps and depth pieces for the Kraken to choose from as a number of really strong talents are available and have been left unprotected.

The draft takes place Wednesday, July 21, but the thought process behind who the Kraken will select is already well underway. Trades are frozen in the NHL as are signings. Now, it simply a matter of what kind of cap commitments the Kraken are willing to take on and how they want to build their roster or acquire assets they can potentially flip to other teams.

Below is a list, as per the Seattle Kraken’s official website:

ANAHEIM DUCKS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Nicolas Deslauriers, Rickard Rakell, Troy Terry, Isac Lundestrom, Max Jones, Jakob Silfverberg, Sam Steel
Defensemen (3): Cam Fowler, Josh Manson, Hampus Lindholm
Goaltender (1): John Gibson

Adam Henrique was left exposed by Anaheim Ducks

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Derek Grant, Danton Heinen, Adam Henrique, Sonny Milano, Alexander Volkov
Defensemen: Hayden Fleury, Jacob Larsson, Josh Mahura, Kevin Shattenkirk
Goalies: Anthony Stolarz


ARIZONA COYOTES

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Phil Kessel, Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, Christian Dvorak, Lawson Crouse, John Larsson, Conor Garland
Defensemen (3): Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jakob Chychrun, Kyle Capobianco
Goaltender (1): Darcy Kuemper

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Christian Fischer, Tyler Pitlick
Defensemen: Ilya Lyubushkin
Goalies: Josef Korenar


BOSTON BRUINS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Craig Smith,Patrice BergeronBrad Marchand, Charlie CoyleDavid Pastrnak, Trent Frederic, Jake DeBrusk
Defensemen (3): Charlie McAvoy, Matt Grzelyck, Brandon Carlo
Goaltender (1): Dan Vladar

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Curtis Lazar, Chris Wagner
Defensemen: Connor Clifton, Jeremy Lauzon, Jakub Zboril
Goalies: Callum Booth


BUFFALO SABRES

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7):Jack EichelSam ReinhartCasey Mittelstadt, Victor OlofssonAnders BjorkTage ThompsonRasmus Asplund
Defensemen (3):Rasmus Dahlin, Henri Jokiharju, Rasmus Ristolainen
Goaltender (1): Linus Ullmark

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Jeff Skinner, Kyle Okposo, Cody Eakin, Zemgus Girgensons
Defensemen: Colin Miller, Will Borgen
Goalies: Dustin Tokarski


CALGARY FLAMES

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Mikael Backlund, Dillon Dube, Andrew Mangiapane
Defensemen (3): Noah Hanifin, Rasmus Andersson, Chris Tanev
Goaltender (1): Jacob Markstrom

Mark Giordano Calgary Flames left exposed to Seattle Kraken

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Milan Lucic, Dominik Simon,
Defensemen: Mark Giordano, Oliver Kylington
Goalies: Tyler Parsons


CAROLINA HURRICANES

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Jordan Staal, Teuvo Teravainen, Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov, Vincent Trocheck, Jesper Fast, Warren Foegele
Defensemen (3): Jaccob Slavin, Brady Skjei, Brett Pesce
Goaltender (1): Alex Nedeljkovic

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Morgan Geekie, Steven Lorentz, Nino Niederreiter
Defensemen: Jake Bean, Jake Gardiner
Goalies: Jeremy Helvig, Dylan Wells


CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Alex Debrincat, Brandon Hagel, David Kampf, Henrik Borgstrom, Dylan Strome
Defensemen (3): Connor Murphy, Caleb Jones, Riley Stillman
Goaltender (1): Kevin Lankinen

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Ryan Carpenter, Brett Connolly, Adam Gaudette
Defensemen: Calvin de Haan, Nikita Zadarov
Goalies: Collin Delia, Malcolm Subban


COLORADO AVALANCHE

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Logan O’Connor, Andre Burakovsky, Nazem Kadri, Tyson Jost, Valeri Nichushkin
Defensemen (3): Cale Makar, Devon Toews, Samiel Girard
Goaltender (1): Philipp Grubauer

AVAILABLE

Forwards: J.T. Compher, Joonas Donskoi,
Defensemen: Erik Johnson, Jacob MacDonald
Goalies: Pavel Francouz, Hunter Miska


Related: Max Domi to Be Left Exposed by Blue Jackets Ahead of Expansion Draft

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Cam Atkinson, Gustav Nyquist, Patrik Laine, Boone Jenner, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Eric Robinson, Jack Roslovic
Defensemen (3): Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Vladislav Gavrikov
Goaltender (1): Joonas Korpisalo

Max Domi Columbus Blue Jackets
Max Domi Columbus Blue Jackets

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Kevin Stenlund, Max Domi
Defensemen: Dean Kukan
Goalies: Cam Johnson


DALLAS STARS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Alex Radulov, Roope Hintz, Denis Gurianov, Joe Pavelski, Radek Faksa
Defensemen (3): Miro Heiskanen, Esa Lindell, John Klingberg
Goaltender (1): Anton Khudobin

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Blake Comeau, Tanner Kero
Defensemen: Joel Hanley, Andrej Sekera
Goalies: Ben Bishop


DETROIT RED WINGS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Jakub Vrana, Robby Fabbri, Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith, Adam Erne
Defensemen (3): Filip Hronek, Nick Leddy, Gustav Lindstrom
Goaltender (1): Thomas Greiss

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Vladislav Namestnikov, Frans Nielsen, Richard Panik, Evgeny Svechnikov
Defensemen: Danny DeKeyser, Nick Leddy, Christian Djoos, Troy Stecher,
Goalies: Calvin Pickard, Kaden Fulcher


EDMONTON OILERS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Puljujarvi, Josh Archibald, Kailer Yamamoto, Zack Kassian
Defensemen (3): Darnell Nurse, Ethan Bear, Duncan Keith
Goaltender (1): Stuart Skinner

Oscar Klefbom Edmonton Oilers Upper Deck

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Dominik Kahun, Jujhar Khaira, James Neal, Devin Shore, Kyle Turris
Defensemen:, Oscar Klefbom, Kris Russell,
Goalies: Mikko Koskinen, Alex Stalock


FLORIDA PANTHERS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Patric Hornqvist, Sam Bennett, Mason Marchment, Carter Verhaeghe, Anthony Duclair
Defensemen (3): Aaron Ekblad, MacKenzie Weegar, Gustav Forsling
Goaltender (1): Sergei Bobrovsky

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Lucas Wallmark, Frank Vatrano
Defensemen: Radko Gudas, Markus Nutivaara, Anton Stralman, Gustav Forsling
Goalies: Chris Dreiger


Related: Seattle Kraken Set to Select and Sign Panthers G Chris Driedger

LOS ANGELES KINGS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Anze Kopitar, Viktor Arvidsson, Alex Iafallo, Trevor Moore, Adrian Kempe, Dustin Brown, Lias Andersson
Defensemen (3): Drew Doughty, Matt Roy, Sean Walker
Goaltender (1): Cal Petersen

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Brendan Lemieux, Andreas Athanasiou, Carl Grundstrom, Blake Lizotte, Austin Wagner, Drake Rymsha, Boko Imama
Defensemen: Kale Clague Olli Maatta, Kurtis MacDermid, Christian Wolanin
Goalies: Jonathan Quick


MINNESOTA WILD

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Fiala, Joel Eriksson Ek, Jordan Greenway, Marcus Foligno, Ryan Hartman, Nico Sturm
Defensemen (3): Matt Dumba, Jonas Brodin, Jared Spurgeon
Goaltender (1): Cam Talbot

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Victor Rask, Nick Bjugstad
Defensemen: Carson Soucy
Goalies: Kaapo Kahkonen


MONTREAL CANADIENS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Tyler Toffoli, Josh Anderson, Brendan Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen, Jake Evans, Joel Arnia
Defensemen (3): Jeff Petry, Joel Edmundson, Ben Chiarot
Goaltender (1): Jake Allen

Carey Price UD Hockey Card Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price UD Hockey Card Montreal Canadiens

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin
Defensemen: Shea Weber, Brett Kulak
Goalie: Carey Price


Related: Canadiens’ Price Has Waived No-Move Ahead of Expansion Draft

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (3): Filip Forsberg, Luke Kunin, Tanner Jeannet
Defensemen (5): Roman Josi, Dante Fabbro, Mattias Ekholm, Philippe Myers, Alexandre Carrier
Goaltender (1): Juuse Saros

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, Rocco Grimaldi, Calle Jarnkrok, Nick Cousins, Calle Jarnkrok, Colton Sissons
Defensemen: Matt Benning, Mark Borowiecki
Goalies: Connor Ingram


NEW JERSEY DEVILS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Miles Wood, Jesper Bratt, Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier, Yegor Sharangovich, Janne Kuokkanen, Michael McLeod
Defensemen (3): Ryan Graves, Damon Severson, Jonas Siegenthaler
Goaltender (1): Mackenzie Blackwood

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Nathan Bastian, Nick Merkley, Andreas Johnsson
Defensemen: P.K. Subban, Will Butcher
Goalies: Evan Cormier


NEW YORK ISLANDERS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Mathew Barzal, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson, J.G. Pageau, Anthony Beauvillier, Nicolas Roy,
Defensemen (3): Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Scott Mayfield
Goaltender (1): Semyon Varlamov.

Jordan Eberle New York Islanders left exposed to Seattle Kraken

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Kieffer Bellows, Cal Clutterbuck, Michael Dal Colle, Leo Komarov, Jordan Eberle
Defensemen: Andy Greene
Goalies: TBD


NEW YORK RANGERS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, Kevin Rooney
Defensemen (3): Jacob Trouba, Ryan Lindgren, Libor Hajek
Goaltender (1): Alex Georgiev

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Julien Gauthier, Anthony Bitetto, Colin Blackwell
Defensemen: Tony DeAngelo, Nick DeSimone
Goalies: Keith Kinkaid


OTTAWA SENATORS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Drake Batherton, Brady Tkachuk, Colin White, Nick Paul, Connor Brown, Logan Brown, Austin Watson
Defensemen (3) Thomas Chabot, Victor Mete, Dmitri Orlov
Goaltender (1) Filip Gustavsson

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson, Chris Tierney, Evgenii Dadonov
Defensemen: Josh Brown
Goalies: Matt Murray


PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Scott Laughton, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom
Defensemen (3): Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Ryan Ellis
Goaltender (1); Carter Hart

Jakub Voracek James van Riemsdyk left unprotected for Seattle Kraken expansion draft

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk
Defensemen: Justin Braun, Robert Hagg, Shayne Gostisbehere
Goalies: 


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Teddy Blueger, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust, Kasperi Kapanen, Jeff Carter
Defensemen (3): Kris Letang, Brian Dumoulin, Mike Matheson
Goaltender (1): Tristan Jarry

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Zach Aston-Reese, Mark Jankowski, Sam Lafferty, Brandon Tanev
Defensemen: Chad Ruhwedel, Cody Ceci
Goalies: Casey DeSmith


SAN JOSE SHARKS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Logan Couture, Evander Kane, Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl, Kevin Labanc, Jonathan Dahlen, Rudolfs Balcers
Defensemen (3): Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Goaltender (1): Adin Hil

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Ryan Donato, Dylan Gambrell, Matt Nieto
Defensemen: Greg Pateryn, Radim Simek,
Goalies: Martin Jones


ST. LOUIS BLUES

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Ivan Barbashev, Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn, Robert Thomas, Oskar Sundqvist
Defensemen (3):Colton Parayko, Justin Faulk, Torey Krug
Goaltender (1): Jordan Binnington

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Sammy Blais, Kyle Clifford, Jacob De La Rose, Zach Sanford, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mackenzie MacEachern
Defensemen: Vince Dunn, Robert Bortuzzo, Niko Mikkola, Marco Scandella,
Goalies: Ville Husso


TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (4): Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Anthony Cirelli
Defensemen (4): Victor Hedman, Mikhail Sergachev, Erik Cernak, Ryan McDonough
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy

Yanni Gourde Tampa Bay Lightning left unprotected Seattle Expansion Draft

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat
Defensemen: Cal Foote, Jan Rutta
Goalies: ??


Related: Maple Leafs Trade for Jared McCann from the Pittsburgh Penguins

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (4): Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Mitch Marner, William Nylander,
Defensemen (4): Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin, T.J. Brodie, Justin Holl
Goaltender (1): Jack Campbell

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Alexander Kerfoot, Jason Spezza, Pierre Engvall
Defensemen: Travis Dermott
Goalies: Michael Hutchinson


VANCOUVER CANUCKS

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Motte, Jason Dickinson
Defensemen (3): Tyler Myers, Nate Schmidt, Olli Juolevi
Goaltender (1): Thatcher Demko

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson, Antoine Roussel, Jake Virtanen, Kole Lind, Jonah Gadjovich, Matthew Highmore
Defensemen: None
Goalies: Braden Holtby


WASHINGTON

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Nicklas Backstrom, Anthony Mantha, T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Daniel Sprong
Defensemen (3): John Carlson, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Dmitry Orlov
Goaltender (1): Ilya Samsonov

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Nic Dowd, Carl Hagelin, Garnet Hathaway, Conor Sheary
Defensemen: Brenden Dillon, Nick Jensen, Michal Kempny, Justin Schultz
Goalies: Vitek Vanecek


WINNIPEG

PROTECTED LIST

Forwards (7): Blake Wheeler, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Schiefele, Nikolai Ehlers, Kyle Connor, Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp,
Defensemen (3): Josh Morrissey, Neal Pionk, Logan Stanley
Goaltender (1): Connor Hellebuyck

AVAILABLE

Forwards: Mason Appleton, Jansen Harkins,
Defensemen: Nathan Beaulieu, Dylan DeMelo
Goalies: Mikhail Berdin

The Kraken can also negotiate exclusively with restricted and unrestricted free agents during an exclusive window from Sunday through Wednesday at 7 a.m. Any player signed would count as the Expansion Draft pick for the player’s former team. Here’s a link to all unrestricted free agents.

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