Expansion


Expansion Draft Results

Los Angeles Kings
TEAM SELECTED FROM POSITION PLAYER NAME
D Klas Dahlbeck
F Mats Zuccarello
D Erik Gudbranson
D Brandon Davidson
D Stefan Elliott
F Andrew Agozzino
F Chris Kreider
D Justin Schultz
G Jacob Markstrom
F Brett Bullmer
F Peter Holland
D Matt Irwin
F Kyle Clifford
F Kyle Okposo
F Jakob Silfverberg
F Anton Lander
F Mike Hoffman
G Michael Hutchinson
Winnipeg Jets
TEAM SELECTED FROM POSITION PLAYER NAME
F Joakim Nordstrom
F Nathan Gerbe
F Colin Wilson
D Kevin Connauton
F Antoine Roussel
F Ryan Stanton
F Riley Nash
D Thomas Hickey
F Michael Raffl
D Zach Bogosian
D Niklas Hjalmarsson
F Philip Samuelsson
F Andrei Loktionov
D John Moore
F Nick Palmieri
F Tyler Bozak
D Jordie Benn
F Josh Jooris

Protection Lists

Anaheim Mighty Ducks
# POS PLAYER
1 F Eric Staal
2 F Marcus Kruger
3 F Derick Brassard
4 F Cory Conacher
5 F Corey Perry
6 F Jamie McGinn
7 F Charlie Coyle
8 D Aaron Ekblad
9 D Jake Muzzin
10 D Dmitry Orlov
11 G Martin Jones
Boston Bruins
# POS PLAYER
1 F Patrice Bergeron
2 F Mikael Granlund
3 F Magnus Paajarvi
4 F Jordan Caron
5 D P.K. Subban
6 D Steven Kampfer
7 D Dylan Olsen
8 D Erik Johnson
9 D Dion Phaneuf
10 D Christian Folin
11 F Michael Frolik
Calgary Flames
# POS PLAYER
1 F Ryan O'Reilly
2 F Nicklas Backstrom
3 F Andrew Shaw
4 F Evgeny Dadonov
5 F Chris Stewart
6 D Jason Demers
7 D Drew Doughty
8 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic
9 D PatrickWeircioch
10 G Semyon Varlamov
11 G Philip Grubauer
Carolina Hurricanes
# POS PLAYER
1 F Adam Henrique
2 F Derek Stepan
3 F Jonathan Huberdeau
4 D Justin Faulk
5 F Tyler Ennis
6 F Vladimir Tarasenko
7 F Jordan Schroeder
8 G Antti Niemi
9 D Steven Oleksy
10 D John Klingberg
11 F Leon Draisaitl
Chicago Blackhawks
# POS PLAYER
1 F Mika Zibanejad
2 F Jeff Skinner
3 D Dmitry Kulikov
4 D Oliver Ekman-Larsson
5 F Evgeny Kuznetsov
6 F Alex Galchenyuk
7 F Mikkel Boedker
8 F Ryan Johansen
9 D Nick Leddy
10 D Calvin de Haan
11 F Brandon Saad
Detroit Red Wings
# POS PLAYER
1 F Steven Stamkos
2 F Marcus Foligno
3 F Brandon Dubinsky
4 F Nail Yakupov
5 F Patrik Berglund
6 F Marko Dano
7 D Tyson Barrie
8 D Victor Hedman
9 D Brian Dumoulin
10 D Erik Gustafsson
11 G Michal Neuvirth
Edmonton Oilers
# POS PLAYER
1 F Brayden Schenn
2 F Matt Duchene
3 F Kyle Turris
4 F Gabriel Bourque
5 F Milan Lucic
6 F Ondrej Palat
7 F Cam Atkinson
8 D Dalton Prout
9 D Karl Alzner
10 D Erik Gustafsson
11 D Eric Gelinas
Hamilton Tigers
# POS PLAYER
1 F Jordan Eberle
2 F Johnny Gaudreau
3 F Filip Forsberg
4 D Cam Fowler
5 D T.J. Galiardi
6 D Mike Green
7 D Jared Spurgeon
8 F Calle Jarnkork
9 D T.J. Brodie
10 F Claude Giroux
11 F Artem Anisimov
Montreal Canadiens
# POS PLAYER
1 F David Krejci
2 F Brad Marchand
3 F Phil Kessel
4 F Dwight King
5 F Kevin Hayes
6 D Ryan Ellis
7 D Roman Josi
8 D David Savard
9 D Jeff Petry
10 D Eric Gryba
11 G James Reimer
New York Islanders
# POS PLAYER
1 F Tyler Seguin
2 F Jamie Benn
3 F Taylor Hall
4 D Jonathon Blum
5 D Ryan McDonagh
6 D Sami Vatanen
7 F Sven Baertschi
8 G Steve Mason
9 F Michael Grabner
10 D Keith Auile
11 F Oscar Lindberg
New York Rangers
# POS PLAYER
1 F Riley Sheahan
2 F Jimmy Hayes
3 F Bobby Butler
4 F Kris Versteeg
5 F Sam Gagner
6 F Mark Stone
7 F Reilly Smith
8 D Travis Hamonic
9 D Chris Tanev
10 G Eddie Lack
11 G Jonathan Quick
Philadelphia Flyers
# POS PLAYER
1 F Tyler Toffoli
2 F Jeff Carter
3 F Brandon Pirri
4 F Ryan Callahan
5 F Mike Richards
6 D Hampus Lindholm
7 D Luke Schenn
8 D Chris Summers
9 D Adam McQuaid
10 G Henrik Lundqvist
11 G Cam Talbot
Pittsburgh Penguins
# POS PLAYER
1 F Sidney Crosby
2 F James Neal
3 F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
4 F Anze Kopitar
5 F Jiri Tlusty
6 F Jason Zucker
7 F Nikita Kucherov
8 D Simon Despres
9 D Luca Sbisa
10 D Connor Murphy
11 F Kyle Palmieri
Quebec Nordiques
# POS PLAYER
1 F Logan Couture
2 F Max Pacioretty
3 F Nazem Kadri
4 D Alex Pietrangelo
5 D Michael Del Zotto
6 D Erik Karlsson
7 F Jakub Voracek
8 F Matt Calvert
9 G Corey Crawford
10 F Corey Tropp
11 D Slava Voynov
San Jose Sharks
# POS PLAYER
1 F John Tavares
2 F Patrick Kane
3 F Sean Monahan
4 D Philip Larsen
5 D Brayden McNabb
6 G Sergei Bobrovsky
7 G Petr Mrazek
8 D Alex Petrovic
9 F Gabriel Landeskog
10 F Marcus Johansson
11 D Brenden Dillon
Tampa Bay Lightning
# POS PLAYER
1 F Brendan Gallagher
2 F Drew Shore
3 F Carl Hagelin
4 F Jaden Schwartz
5 F Alex Burmistrov
6 F Alex Killorn
7 D Kevin Shattenkirk
8 D Adam Larsson
9 D Jacob Trouba
10 G Frederk Andersen
11 G Jake Allen
Toronto Maple Leafs
# POS PLAYER
1 F Tyler Johnson
2 F Nathan MacKinnon
3 G Braden Holtby
4 F Gustav Nyquist
5 F Artemi Panarin
6 F Wayne Simmonds
7 F Jonathan Toews
8 F James van Riemsdyk
9 D John Carlson
10 D Jake Gardiner
11 D Derek Joslin
Vancouver Canucks
# POS PLAYER
1 F Cody Eakin
2 F Brandon McMillan
3 F Sean Couturier
4 F Evander Kane
5 F Josh Bailey
6 D Tyler Myers
7 D Ryan Murray
8 G Carey Price
9 D Robert Bortuzzo
10 D Mike Weber
11 F Brock Nelson

What Happens to the Panthers & Predators

  • All ROSTER players with expiring contracts are released and enter free agency as UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (UFAs) regardless of their age
  • All ROSTER players that are still under contract are pooled for availability in the DISPERSAL DRAFT
  • All OPTIONS or NO MOVEMENT CLAUSES (NMCs) on pooled DISPERSAL DRAFT players must be honoured by their new team if selected
  • All PROSPECTS are pooled for availability in the DISPERSAL DRAFT
  • Any PICKS held by the clubs will be forfeited & skipped in future draft years
  • BANK ACCOUNT plus PAYROLL for remaining seasons gets dispersed evenly among remaining 18 teams
  • Teams that hold DRAFT PICKS belonging to FLORIDA or NASHVILLE will have those picks honoured:
    - in their appropriate slot for the upcoming DRAFT
    - in the middle of the round in any future DRAFT

Coin Flip

What Happens to Expansion Teams

  • The two (2) EXPANSION TEAMS participate in a coin flip
  • The COIN FLIP WINNER gets to choose:
    - Picks 1 and 4 of the DISPERSAL DRAFT (note - there are only 4 picks for EXPANSION TEAMS in the DISPERSAL DRAFT)
    - Picks 1, 4, 5, 8 etc. of the EXPANSION DRAFT (snake draft)
    - 7th in the DRAFT LOTTERY
  • The COIN FLIP LOSER chooses from the two (2) options remaining
  • The COIN FLIP WINNER gets the final option remaining

Dispersal Draft

  • Is four (4) rounds where teams get to select from the list of POOLED PLAYERS made available by the outgoing FLORIDA PANTHERS and NASHVILLE PREDATORS
  • The first two (2) rounds of the DISPERSAL DRAFT belong to the two (2) EXPANSION TEAMS - once these picks are made, the EXPANSION TEAMS do not participate any longer
  • The first pick of Round Three involves EXISTING TEAMS only
  • The order for rounds three and four is based on the last two (2) NSHL regular season Win % (worst to first) - the order is NOT snaked
  • Each EXISTING TEAM may select one player each round or they may pass on their pick
  • Upon completion of Round Four all remaining players have their contracts voided and they become UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (UFAs) regardless of age
  • Any released players who still qualify as ROOKIES become eligible for the NSHL DRAFT

Expansion Draft

What Happens to Existing Teams

  • Submit a list of 11 PLAYERS MAXIMUM they wish to protect from the EXPANSION DRAFT (any position combination)
  • Any ROOKIES or PROSPECTS are exempt and do not require protection
  • Players with NO MOVEMENT CLAUSES (NMCs) are not exempt from the EXPANSION DRAFT
  • Any player(s) added through the DISPERSAL DRAFT may require protecting based on the criteria above
  • Teams may lose a MAXIMUM of two (2) players in the EXPANSION DRAFT - one (1) per new team

What Happens to Expansion Teams

  • The two EXPANSION TEAMS will participate in EIGHTEEN ROUNDS and may select only one (1) player per EXISTING TEAM each
  • There is no position requirement to be met during the EXPANSION DRAFT
  • Trades may not occur during the EXPANSION DRAFT but teams may trade before and after, including any player selected during (provided they do not have a NO MOVEMENT CLAUSE (NMC))