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36 players with BCHL experience available in the NHL Expansion Draft

 

The NHL released the protected lists for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft on Sunday.

Once all the names were known, there are 36 players with BC Hockey League experience available for the Kraken to select. The Penticton Vees have the most alumni available with six. The Coquitlam Express is next with five and Salmon Arm Silverbacks with four.

Merritt, Surrey, West Kelowna, and Victoria each have four former players up for the Kraken’s consideration. Nanaimo and Trail have two alumni available while Chilliwack, Cowichan Valley, Langley, Prince George, Quesnel, and Vernon each have one.

Seattle will choose one player from each of the NHL’s teams other than the Vegas Golden Knights, who are exempt from the expansion draft. The Kraken must also take a minimum of 14 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goalies from the lists of unprotected players.

The draft is set for this Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. All of the teams’ protected lists are available here.

ANAHEIM DUCKS
Derek Grant (Langley Chiefs)
Danton Heinen (Merritt Centennials/Surrey Eagles)

ARIZONA COYOTES
Dryden Hunt (Trail Smoke Eaters)
Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam Express)

BOSTON BRUINS
Mike Reilly (Penticton Vees)

BUFFALO SABRES
Steven Fogarty (Penticton Vees)
Matt Irwin (Nanaimo Clippers)

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CALGARY FLAMES
Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express)

CAROLINA HURRICANES
Sheldon Rempal (Nanaimo Clippers)

COLORADO AVALANCHE
Hunter Miska (Penticton Vees)

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Zac Dalpe (Penticton Vees)

DETROIT RED WINGS
Taro Hirose (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Danny DeKeyser (Trail Smoke Eaters)
Troy Stecher (Penticton Vees)
Kevin Boyle (West Kelowna Warriors)

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EDMONTON OILERS
Jujhar Khaira (Prince George Spruce Kings)
Kyle Turris (Coquitlam Express)
Tyson Barrie (Victoria Grizzlies)

MINNESOTA WILD
Brad Hunt (Coquitlam Express)
Andrew Hammond (Surrey Eagles/Vernon Vipers)

MONTREAL CANADIENS
Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Ryan Johansen (Penticton Vees)
Colton Sissons (West Kelowna Warriors)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Ben Street (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Travis Zajac (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Brandon Tanev (Surrey Eagles)

ST. LOUIS BLUES
Tyler Bozak (Victoria Grizzlies)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Alexander Kerfoot (Coquitlam Express)
Riley Nash (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

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VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Josh Teves (Merritt Centennials)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Daniel Carr (Powell River Kings)
Justin Schultz (West Kelowna Warriors)

WINNIPEG JETS
Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)
Laurent Brossoit (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Cole Kehler (Merritt Centennials)