NHL Announces Protected, Exposed Lists For Expansion Draft

On Sunday morning – after a half hour delay – the NHL released the names of the players protected by each organization in advance of the upcoming expansion draft.

You can see the entire league list here.

The following players were protected by the Blackhawks:

Jonathan Toews
Patrick Kane
Marian Hossa
Artem Anisimov
Ryan Hartman
Richard Panik
Tomas Jurco
Duncan Keith
Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Corey Crawford

The following players are available to Vegas:

Kyle Baun
Andrew Desjardins
Marcus Kruger
Pierre-Cedric Labrie
Michael Latta
Brandon Mashinter
Dennis Rasmussen
Jordin Tootoo
Brian Campbell
Dillon Fournier
Shawn Lalonde
Johnny Oduya
Ville Pokka
Michal Rozsival
Viktor Svedberg
Trevor van Riemsdyk
Mac Carruth
Jeff Glass

19 thoughts on “NHL Announces Protected, Exposed Lists For Expansion Draft

  • June 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    No Surprise here ! Now lets hope LV take Kruger’s contract in a trade!

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Vegas baby or another team will take Krugs caphit.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    This is the same as not being able to keep Bolly because of salary cap in 2013, nothing more nothing less.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Pretty surprised Minnesota left Staal unprotected

    I thought it was funny Lalonde’s name is on there. Didnt think he had ties to the Hawks still.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Any names out there youd like to see come back the Hawks way in TVR/Kruger deal? Throw in another player to have Vegas select for you and trade here.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I hadn’t really thought about it, but I wouldn’t have expected them to protect Jurco.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Coaches/Mnmt must see something in Jurco, Seabrooke and Hosea that we didn’t see in the playoffs?!

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Tab, Panarin is also on the protected list, correct?

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Had the extra spot to protect a forward. Why not?

    Islanders exposed Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, and Calvin de Haan…their 2009, 2010, and 2011 1st round picks. The latter is an rfa. The other 2 have 2.5mil for another year.

    Tampa exposed Dotchin, 23 yrs old 6’3 right shot dman. 11 assists in 35 games. Dotchin is an RFA coming off a low end elc. Not much experience so the deal will be lower. Could be a nice signing.

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Panarin and Kempny…as well as any player with less than 3 years of North American professionsal experience are exempt from having to be protected or unprotected.

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Looks like teams had to protect a certain amount of players. Hawks had an extra forward spot. Jurco still has upside. Hes coming off a herniated disc that required surgery prior to this season. Prior to that injury he showed a lot of promise.

    81 and 7 had to be protected as they have NMC’s.

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

    To Glennhall61: Hossa has a NMC (as does Seabrook), plus a recapture penalty. Hossa wasn’t going to be left unprotected.

  • June 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Cap at 75m. Just need to replace Kruger with someone cheap who can win some faceoffs.

  • June 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I’m not a huge TVR fan, but if I’m deciding b/w Jurco and TVR, I’m protecting TVR. Let’s recall, the purpose of re-signing Roszival was to protect TVR.

    Bowman thinks Jurco will turn into Panik II. We ll see. (and I’ll reiterate Panik was way overpaid as an RFA for no reason).

    Happy Fathers Day to all.

  • June 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    TVR is a defenceman. Jurko is a forward. Can only protect 3 defenseman.

    It was never one or the other.

    Glad we learned something the last 12 months.

  • June 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    BLS, that’s right and why people need to relax everytime they rumor cap might stay flat because everytime it always ends up going up about the original estimate.

    Cap remaining flat, I didn’t believe a word of that Florida shit.

  • June 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Iceman the deal with Vegas we’ve been hearing rumored could be to take Kruger in the draft and leave TVR alone being so thin on right side defense. Maybe a next year pick or something else going instead and TVR remains.

  • June 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    When Roszival was re-signed, it was reported the primary reason was for expansion draft purposes. TVR’s name was referenced within said reports.

    I observe with a keen eye, I don’t foresee Jurco having a revelation over the summer. I think Rasmussen warrented protection over Jurco if we are working under that premise.

    Class dismissed.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Its been rumored Vegas will take Kruger or TvR. Whoever remains will be traded to Vegas. Vegas wants TVR to offset the cost of Kruger.

    This could in theory be a bigger deal than that. The Hawks could ask Vegas to sign Dotchin and draft Strome/Nelson. The Hawks could in theory trade whoever Vegas didnt take, along with Hjalmarsson and Anisimov for Dotchin and Strome/Nelson. 4 for 2 trade off with the Hawks gaining a little over 9 million in space.

    In that half brained idea youd have
    38- Hayden- Hossa


    Younger and cheaper…but less of a track record.

    You would then have almost 6 million to sign a guy like Hanzal. Hanzal as your 3c and Hayden as 4rw. D-corps would be a huge question mark. But as we saw in Pitt, thats not something that cant be overcome. If Hanzal’s ask is not insane you might be able to fit Dan Girardi…which shores up the right side.

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