NHL Expansion Draft: Every protected player that the Seattle Kraken will not be able to select

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The Seattle Kraken are set to become the 32nd NHL team and begin their inaugural season this fall. The franchise already has a head coach in place in former Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Dave Hakstol.

On Wednesday, the Kraken will have the opportunity to fill out their roster when the NHL Expansion Draft takes place.

The 31 other NHL teams have submitted the players that they are protecting from being selected in the Expansion Draft. Each team is able to protect:

  • Seven forwards
  • Three defensemen
  • One goalie

Among the biggest names available for Seattle are Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko and New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban.

Here’s a look at what players each NHL franchise is opting to protect from Wednesday’s Expansion Draft.

Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks

St. Louis Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets

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