Expansion Draft - Team by Team Predictions

MY OPINION of each team's protection list and exposed players available for expansion club Okanagan Sun Devils GM Ryan Borau
by Chris Fekete | February 13, 2022, 8:45 PM ET

For GM Ryan Borau's information, he may or may not know, guys that were rated in the 2019/2020 season and have only been in the league 3 years are EXEMPT, as well as unrated players (prospects list)

2.4.1.4 Expansion Draft Format

  • The Expansion Club must select one player from each existing club except the Seattle Grunge for a total of 28 players.
  • The Expansion Club may elect to sign one additional player with UFA status as their Franchise Player, using the salary Matrix.
  • The Expansion Club must select the following minimum number of players at each position: 15 forwards, 8 defensemen and 3 goaltenders.
  • The Expansion Club may not buy out any of the players selected in the Expansion Draft earlier than the 2023 off-season.
  • The Expansion Club will be given equivalent of the third best odds for the Entry Draft Lottery.

 

 

*NOT FINAL, trades can still occur as well but this is as of this moment, my personal opinion...

 

 

Acadia Grizzly Bears: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Ryan O'Reilly, Sean Couturier, Mikko Rantanen, Claude Giroux, Chris Kreider, Brock Boeser, Brandon Tanev, Rasmus Ristolainen, Jacob Trouba, Colton Parayko, Tristan Jarry

Notables Exposed: Adam Lowry, Scott Laughton, Tyson Jost, Danton Heinen, Ryan McDonagh (UFA), Scott Mayfield, Brandon Carlo, Laurent Brossoit

 

Banff Rockies: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Alexander Barkov, Roope Hintz, David Perron, Kyle Connor, Tyler Toffoli, Connor Brown, Jack Eichel, Esa Lindell, Mikhail Sergachev, Rasmus Andersson, Vitek Vanecek

Notables Exposed: Denis Gurianov, Ivan Barbashev, Marc-Edouard Vlasic (UFA), Matthew Benning

 

Boston Colonials: (8 skaters)

Protected (at this time): Kyle Okposo (UFA), Ryan Donato, Janne Kuokkanen, Daniel Sprong, Connor Clifton

Notables Exposed: Alex Galchenyuk, Antti Raanta

 

Brandon Wheat Kings: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Anders Lee, Marcus Foligno, Radek Faksa, Tanner Pearson, Mattias Janmark, Colton Sissons, Tyler Motte, David Savard, Olli Maatta, Troy Stecher, Petr Mrazek

Notables Exposed: Nick Bonino, Casey Cizikas, Ian Cole (UFA), Tucker Poolman, Casey DeSmith, David Rittich

 

Brno Barons: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Andrew Copp, Yanni Gourde, Kevin Labanc, Reilly Smith, Garnet Hathaway, Vladislav Namestnikov, Filip Chytil, Mathew Dumba, Gustav Forsling, Jacob Larsson, Juuse Saros

Notables Exposed: Marcus Johansson, Ryan Dzingel, Andreas Johnsson, Jakub Zboril, Slater Koekkoek

 

Calgary Mustangs: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Patrick Kane, Alex Iafallo, Bryan Rust, Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, Trevor Moore, Neal Pionk, Alex Nedeljkovic

Notables Exposed: Jesper Fast, Richard Panik, Brendan Lemieux, Josh Manson, Jani Hakanpaa, Zach Bogosian

 

Chicago Tigers: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Logan Couture (FP), Kevin Fiala, Alexander Wennberg, Teddy Blueger, Zach Aston-Reese, Vince Hinostroza, Daniel O'Regan, Devon Toews, Matthew Grzelcyk, Ethan Bear, Adin Hill

Notables Exposed: Brandon Sutter, Carl Hagelin (UFA), Justin Bailey, P.K. Subban, Dmitry Kulikov, Justin Schultz, Alexandar Georgiev

 

Dublin Shamrocks: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Nicklas Backstrom, Jeff Skinner, Stefan Noesen, Dominik Simon, Nick Holden, Jordie Benn, Kevan Miller, Brad Hunt, Jack Campbell

Notables Exposed: Sam Gagner, Nathan Gerbe, Anthony Bitetto, Craig Anderson

 

Edmonton Supersonics: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Bo Horvat, Tom Wilson, Nikolaj Ehlers, Alex Tuch, Barclay Goodrow, Viktor Arvidsson, Warren Foegele, Erik Gudbranson, Jake McCabe, Vince Dunn, Ville Husso

Notables Exposed: Joonas Donskoi, Craig Smith, Joel Armia, Justin Braun, Calvin De Haan, Linus Ullmark, Calvin Petersen

 

Fredericton Express: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Alex Debrincat, Blake Wheeler (FP), David Pastrnak, Chandler Stephenson, Mats Zuccarello, Erik Haula, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dougie Hamilton, Zachary Werenski, Filip Hronek, Andrei Vasilevskiy

Notables Exposed: Alexander Killorn (UFA), Sean Kuraly, Conor Sheary, Connor Murphy, Jared Spurgeon (UFA), Derek Forbort, Jonas Siegenthaler

 

Hamburg Gladiators: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Jordan Staal, Jakub Vrana, Oskar Sundqvist, Mark Jankowski, Pierre Engvall, Keegan Kolesar, Charlie McAvoy, Philippe Myers, Jonathan Quick

Notables Exposed: Nicolas Deslauriers, Kris Russell, Andrej Sekera, Anton Stralman

 

Hamilton Steelhawks: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Nicholas Paul

Notables Exposed: Jason Zucker, Evgeni Dadonov, Derrick Pouliot, Pheonix Copley

 

Havana Revolution: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Elias Lindholm, Jonathan Huberdeau, Max Pacioretty (FP), Tyler Seguin, Jesper Bratt, Ryan Suter, Jakob Chychrun, Brayden McNabb, Connor Hellebuyck

Notables Exposed: Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Chris Tierney, Josh Anderson, Charlie Coyle, Brent Burns (UFA), Jake Muzzin (UFA)

 

Kansas City Krunch: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Auston Matthews, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alexander Radulov, Brayden Schenn, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Vladimir Tarasenko, Christian Fischer, Aaron Ekblad, Cam Fowler, Ryan Graves, Scott Wedgewood

Notables Exposed: Kevin Hayes, Tomas Nosek, Nick Leddy, Ryan Murray

 

Las Vegas Aces: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Ryan Strome, Evgeni Malkin (FP), Mikael Granlund, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Anthony Duclair, Teuvo Teravainen, Jesse Pulujarvi, Jaccob Slavin, Joel Edmundson, John Klingberg

Notables Exposed: Brock Nelson, Cam Atkinson (UFA), Jaden Schwartz, Jeff Petry, Duncan Keith (UFA), Darcy Kuemper (UFA)

 

London Monarchs: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Alexander Ovechkin, Sebastian Aho, Matt Duchene, Jack Roslovic, Valeri Nichushkin, Artturi Lehkonen, Nolan Patrick, MacKenzie Weegar, Noah Hanifin, Oliver Kylington, Jordan Binnington

Notables Exposed: Jason Dickinson, Mason Appleton, Adam Larsson, Ben Hutton, Jack Johnson, Mackenzie Blackwood

 

Montreal Millionaires: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Patrice Bergeron, Mitchell Marner, Vincent Trocheck, Pavel Buchnevich, Sam Reinhart, Travis Konecny, Michael Bunting, Tyler Myers, Mattias Ekholm, Travis Sanheim, Jacob Markstrom (FP)

Notables Exposed: Jonathan Drouin, Mathieu Joseph, Rudolfs Balcers, Kristopher Letang (UFA), Philipp Grubauer

 

Nova Scotia Schooners: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Mika Zibanejad, Evander Kane (FP), Tomas Hertl, Gabriel Landeskog, John Tavares, Jakub Voracek, Boone Jenner, John Carlson, Roman Josi, Josh Morrissey, Robin Lehner

Notables Exposed: Jeff Carter, Nick Cousins, Alex Goligoski (UFA), Nathan Beaulieu, James Reimer

 

Ottawa Slammers: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Brad Marchand, Patric Hornqvist (FP), Phillip Danault, Conor Garland, Erik Karlsson, Erik Cernak, Nate Schmidt, Nick Jensen, Chris Driedger

Notables Exposed: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Calle Jarnkrok, Alex Chiasson, Oskar Lindblom, Patrik Nemeth, Josh Brown

 

Philadelphia Fire Ants: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Joe Pavelski, Steven Stamkos (FP), Timo Meier, Patrik Laine, Johan Larsson, Nick Ritchie, Shea Theodore, Jonathon Merrill, Dan Vladar

Notables Exposed: Colin Miller, Mikko Koskinen

 

Portland Buckaroos: (8 skaters, 1G - just a hunch)

Protected: J.T. Miller, Dylan Larkin, Joel Eriksson Ek, Andre Burakovsky, Darnell Nurse, Seth Jones, Thomas Chabot, Ryan Pulock, Thatcher Demko

Notables Exposed: Jordan Eberle, Jonathan Marchessault, Blake Coleman, Ryan Johansen, Anthony Mantha, Brandon Montour, Shayne Gostisbehere, Mike Smith

 

Reykjavik Riders: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Artemi Panarin, Brayden Point, Carter Verhaeghe, Filip Forsberg, Anthony Cirelli, Anthony Beauvillier, Ryan Hartman, Justin Faulk, Alex Pietrangelo, Christopher Tanev (FP), Semyon Varlamov

Notables Exposed: Luke Kunin, Jimmy Vesey, Samuel Blais, Zachary Sanford, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Brian Dumoulin, Dylan Demelo, Travis Dermott, Haydn Fleury

 

St. Louis Spartans: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected (at this point): Anze Kopitar (FP), Mark Scheifele, Nino Niederreiter, Clayton Keller, Lawson Crouse, Curtis Lazar, Jake Debrusk, Brett Pesce, Cody Ceci, Victor Mete, Marc-Andre Fleury

Notables Exposed: Phil Kessel (UFA), Lias Andersson, Trent Frederic, Matt Irwin, Jake Gardiner

 

Stockholm Cougars: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Joshua Bailey (FP), Dylan Strome, Colin White, Brock McGinn, Brett Howden, Jonas Brodin, Marco Scandella, Michael Matheson, Joonas Korpisalo

Notables Exposed: Kyle Clifford, Brenden Dillon (UFA), Anton Forsberg

 

Toronto Metropolitans: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: James van Riemsdyk, Ondrej Palat, Kasperi Kapanen, Brandon Saad, Corey Perry, Torey Krug, Mike Reilly, Timothy Liljegren, Carey Price (FP)

Notables Exposed: Nic Dowd, C.J. Smith, Radko Gudas, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Brett Kulak, Jake Allen

 

Vancouver Island Norsemen: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Sidney Crosby (FP), William Karlsson, Mathew Barzal, Adrian Kempe, Victor Olofsson, Nick Bjugstad, Ondrej Kase, Ryan Ellis, Adam Pelech, Hampus Lindholm, Ilya Sorokin

Notables Exposed: T.J. Oshie (UFA), Brad Richardson, Adam Erne, Alexander Edler, Robert Hagg, Matt Murray

 

Vancouver Vipers: (8 skaters, 1G)

Protected: Pavel Zacha, Jake Guentzel, Taylor Hall, Robby Fabbri, Ivan Provorov, Brady Skjei, Dmitri Orlov (FP), Anthony DeAngelo, Cam Talbot

Notables Exposed: J.T. Compher, Frank Vatrano, Alex Kerfoot, Noel Acciari, Jamie Oleksiak, Sergei Bobrovsky (UFA)

 

Whitehorse Huskies: (7F, 3D, 1G)

Protected: Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Stone, Matthew Tkachuk, Zach Hyman, Jared McCann, William Nylander, Andrew Mangiapane, Drew Doughty (FP), Victor Hedman, Nikita Zadorov, John Gibson

Notables Exposed: Christian Dvorak, Tage Thompson, Damon Severson, Marcus Pettersson, Jonathan Bernier

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