The Seattle Kraken are set to become the 32nd NHL team and begin their inaugural season this fall. The franchise already has a head coach in place in former Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Dave Hakstol.
On Wednesday, the Kraken will have the opportunity to fill out their roster when the NHL Expansion Draft takes place.
The 31 other NHL teams have submitted the players that they are protecting from being selected in the Expansion Draft. Each team is able to protect:
- Seven forwards
- Three defensemen
- One goalie
Here’s a look at what players each NHL franchise is opting to protect from Wednesday’s Expansion Draft.
New Jersey Devils
St. Louis Blues