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LA Kings Announce Available and Protected Lists for NHL Expansion Draft

9 players protected from being selected in the Expansion Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The list of players protected by the LA Kings in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft was unveiled on Sunday.

Each NHL team had the option to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters and one goalie. All players with continuing and effective no-movement clauses had to be protected. All first- and second-year professionals are exempt from selection, as are unsigned draft choices.

Jeff Carter (F) Drew Doughty (D)
Anze Kopitar (F) Derek Forbort (D)
Tanner Pearson (F) Alec Martinez (D)
Tyler Toffoli (F) Jake Muzzin (D)
Jonathan Quick (G)


Andy Andreoff (F) Justin Auger (F)
Dustin Brown (F) Kyle Clifford (F)
Andrew Crescenzi (F) Nic Dowd (F)
Marian Gaborik (F) Jarome Iginla (F)
Trevor Lewis (F) Michael Mersch (F)
Jordan Nolan (F) Teddy Purcell (F)
Devin Setoguchi (F) Nick Shore (F)
Matt Greene (D) Vincent Loverde (D)
Brayden McNabb (D) Cameron Schilling (D)
Rob Scuderi (D) Zach Trotman (D)
Jack Campbell (G) Jeff Zatkoff (G)

The Vegas Golden Knights have until 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday to submit its expansion draft selections. The Golden Knights must choose 30 players, one from each team and must take a minimum of 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies from the lists of unprotected players.

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