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Maple Leafs Protection Lists for 2021 Seattle Expansion Draft

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The protected and the exposed.

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Yesterday at 5 p.m. the Maple Leafs submitted their protection list to the NHL. They are allowed to choose to protect one goalie and either eight total skaters or seven forwards and three defenders.

These are the eligible players who can be selected if not protected:

Maple Leafs Expansion Eligible Players

Goalies 2021 Contract Defenders 2021 Contract Forwards 2021 Contract
Goalies 2021 Contract Defenders 2021 Contract Forwards 2021 Contract
Jack Campbell $ 1.650 Jake Muzzin $ 5.625 Auston Matthews $ 11.640
Michael Hutchinson $ 0.725 Morgan Rielly $ 5.000 John Tavares $ 11.000
Frederik Andersen UFA TJ Brodie $ 5.000 Mitch Marner $ 10.903
David Rittich UFA Justin Holl $ 2.000 William Nylander $ 6.962
- - Travis Dermott $ 1.500 Alexander Kerfoot $ 3.500
- - Zach Bogosian UFA Jared McCann $ 2.940
- - Ben Hutton UFA Pierre Engvall $ 1.250
- - Calle Rosén UFA Wayne Simmonds $ 0.900
- - - - Joey Anderson $ 0.750
- - - - Jason Spezza $ 0.750
- - - - Adam Brooks $ 0.725
- - - - Riley Nash UFA
- - - - Zach Hyman UFA
- - - - Nick Foligno UFA
- - - - Alex Galchenyuk UFA
- - - - Stefan Noesen UFA
- - - - Nic Petan RFA
- - - - Kenny Agostino UFA
- - - - Joe Thornton UFA
- - - - Scott Sabourin UFA
- - - - Denis Malgin RFA

The Maple Leafs protected the following:

  1. Jack Campbell
  2. Jake Muzzin
  3. Morgan Rielly
  4. TJ Brodie
  5. Justin Holl
  6. Auston Matthews
  7. John Tavares
  8. Mitch Marner
  9. William Nylander

According to Elliotte Friedman, both Alexander Kerfoot and Jared McCann were informed in advance they would not be protected.

The Seattle Kraken now have until Wednesday, July 21 to make their selections, and they may now officially discuss deals with RFAs and UFAs who are unprotected. If they sign a free agent, that person becomes their selection from the team. They may not discuss signing with any free agents on Vegas or on protected lists.

Seattle must select at least 20 players under contract for 2021-2022. They have to end up with a cap hit at least 60% of the cap ceiling, and they must have 14 forwards, nine defenders and three goalies.

The Kraken’s choices will be announced on television on July 21 at 8 p.m. The NHL should officially announce all the trades Seattle has been involved in regarding Expansion Draft considerations or post-draft moves at the same time.

No other trades or signings can officially be completed until July 22 at 1 p.m.

The official list of all teams’ protection choices (lists available and protected all on one page):