Comprehensive guide to the 2021 Seattle expansion draft

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When: Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington
How to watch: ESPN2 (USA); Sportsnet, SN Now (Canada)

The rules

  • Same rules as Vegas Golden Knights had during the 2017 expansion draft.
  • Kraken will select one player from each team, minus the Golden Knights, who are exempt.
  • Side deals are allowed.
  • Kraken must select a minimum of 14 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goalies.
  • 20 of the 30 players Seattle selects must be under contract for the 2021-22 campaign.
  • Kraken's roster must be between 60% and 100% of the NHL's $81.5-million salary cap.
  • Teams were permitted to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie OR eight skaters and one goalie. Click here to view all 30 protection lists.
  • Any player with a no-movement clause must be protected unless the player waives it.
  • Each team must expose two forwards, one defenseman, and one goalie who are under contract and played at least 40 games this past season or 70 combined games over the last two seasons.
  • All first- and second-year players, as well as unsigned draft picks, are exempt from selection.
  • Any player with a career-ending injury is exempt from selection.

Notable players available (non-UFAs)

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Expansion draft resources

Comprehensive guide to the 2021 Seattle expansion draft
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