ARIZONA COYOTES

Coyotes release protected list for 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Jul 18, 2021, 1:44 PM
Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67), Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer (36), and Coyote...
Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67), Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer (36), and Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun (6) celebrate a goal against the Los Angeles Kings by Coyotes' Christian Dvorak during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Coyotes have released the list of players they have decided to protect for Wednesday’s NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken.

Arizona was allowed to protect 11 players and decided to stash away seven forwards, three defenseman and one goalie.

The Kraken will be allowed to draft one player who was not protected from list, unless they made their professional debut in North America in either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 seasons.

Each team was required to expose two forwards, one defenseman and one goalie who is under contract and played in at least 27 games last season or 54 combined games between 2019-20 and 2020-21.

The list of Coyotes who were protected is below, followed by the list of player the Coyotes have left exposed:

PROTECTED:

F Lawson Crouse

F Christian Dvorak

F Conor Garland

F Clayton Keller

F Phil Kessel

F Johan Larsson

F Nick Schmaltz

D Kyle Capobianco

D Jakob Chychrun

D Oliver Ekman-Larsson

G Darcy Kuemper

EXPOSED:

F Derick Brassard

F Michael Bunting

F Brayden Burke

F Michael Chaput

F Hudson Fasching

F Christian Fischer

F Frederik Gauthier

F John Hayden

F Dryden Hunt

F Andrew Ladd

F Lane Pederson

F Tyler Pitlick

F Blake Speers

F Tyler Steenbergen

D Jason Demers

D Cam Dineen

D Alex Goligoski

D Jordan Gross

D Niklas Hjalmarsson

D Ilya Lyubushkin

D Dysin Mayo

D Aaron Ness

D Jordan Oesterle

D Vili Saarijarvi

G Josef Korenar

G Marek Langhamer

G Antti Raanta

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