Mock NHL Expansion Draft (Nov. 2016)

The Anaheim Ducks protect: 

4 forwards: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell

4 defensemen: Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen, Cam Fowler, Kevin Bieksa

1 goalie: John Gibson

 

Expansion requirements:

5/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

0/1 required exposure goalie

 

The Ducks will have to trade for a goalie to fulfill expansion requirements or potentially leave John Gibson up for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Josh Manson (D). 

 

The Arizona Coyotes protect: 

 

4 forwards: Jamie McGinn, Tobias Rieder, Anthony Duclair, Jordan Martinook

4 defensemen: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Alex Goligoski, Connor Murphy, Michael Stone

1 goalie: Mike Smith

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Coyotes will have to trade for and forward to fulfill expansion requirements or potentially leave Jamie McGinn or Tobias Rieder for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Kevin Connauton (D).

 

The Boston Bruins protect: 

 

7 forwards: David Krejci, David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Matt Beleskey, David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, Brad Marchand

3 defensemen: Zdeno Chara, Colin Miller, Torey Krug

1 goalie: Tuukka Rask

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Jimmy Hayes (F).

 

The Buffalo Sabres protect: 

 

7 forwards: Ryan O’Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane, Tyler Ennis, Zegmus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Marcus Foligno

3 defensemen: Rasmus Ristolainen, Zachary Bogosian, Jake McCabe

1 goalie: Robin Lehner

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Linus Ullmark (G).

 

The Calgary Flames protect:

 

7 forwards: Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Troy Brouwer, Michael Frolik, Mikael Backlund, Emile Poirier, Sam Bennett

3 defensemen: Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, TJ Brodie

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

0/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Flames will have to trade for a defensemen to fufill expansion requirements or potentially leave TJ Brodie or Dougie Hamilton for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Hunter Shinkaruk (F).

 

The Carolina Hurricanes protect:

 

7 forwards: Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm, Lee Stempniak, Teuvo Teravainen, Phillip Di Giuseppe

3 defensemen: Justin Faulk, Ryan Murphy, Keegan Lowe

1 goalie: Eddie Lack

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

0/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Hurricanes will have to trade for a forward and defensemen to fulfill expansion requirements or potentially leave multiple players for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Klas Dahlbeck (D).

 

The Chicago Blackhawks protect:

 

7 forwards: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Marcus Kruger, Artem Anisimov, Richard Panik, Ryan Hartman

3 defensemen: Nick Hjalmarsson, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook

1 goalie: Corey Crawford

 

Expansion requirements:

0/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Blackhawks will have to trade for two forwards to fulfill expansion requirements or potentially leave multiple players for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects: Trevor van Riemsdyk (D).

 

The Colorado Avalanche protect: 

 

4 forwards: Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Carl Soderberg

4 defensemen: Tyson Barrie, Francois Beauchemin, Nikita Zadorov, Erik Johnson

1 goalie: Calvin Pickard

 

Expansion requirements:

3/2 required exposure forwards

0/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Avalanche will have to trade for a defensemen or leave one unprotected and keep seven forwards instead to fulfill exposure requirements.

 

Las Vegas selects Semyon Varlamov (G).

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets protect: 

 

7 forwards: Brandon Saad, Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell, Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner, Alex Wennberg

3 defensemen: Seth Jones, David Savard, Ryan Murray

1 goalie: Sergei Bobrovsky

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

3/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Joonas Korpisalo (G).

 

The Dallas Stars protect: 

 

7 forwards: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Patrick Sharp, Jason Spezza, Cody Eakin, Radek Faksa, Brett Ritchie

3 defensemen: John Klingberg, Daniel Hamhuis, Esa Lindell

1 goalie: Kari Lehtonen

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

3/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Stars have to trade for a forward to fulfill exposure requirements or potentially leave a protected forward for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Antoine Roussel (F).

 

The Detroit Red Wings protect: 

 

7 forwards: Henrik Zetterberg, Frans Nielsen, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheehan, Justin Abdelkader, Andreas Athanasiou

3 defensemen: Niklas Kronwall, Xavier Ouelette, Alexey Marchenko

1 goalie: Petr Mrazek

 

Expansion requirements:

3/2 required exposure forwards

3/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Darren Helm (F).

 

The Edmonton Oilers protect:

 

4 forwards: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl, Jordan Eberle, Milan Lucic

4 defensemen: Andrej Sekera, Brandon Davidson, Adam Larsson, Oscar Klefbom

1 goalie: Cam Talbot

 

Expansion requirements:

3/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Patrick Maroon (F).

 

The Florida Panthers protect: 

 

7 forwards: Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trochek, Nick Bjugstad, Jussi Jokinen, Reilly Smith, Jonathan Marchessault

3 defensemen: Aaron Ekblad, Mark Pysyk, Keith Yandle

1 goalie: Roberto Luongo

 

Expansion requirements:

3/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Jason Demers (D).

 

The Los Angeles Kings protect: 

 

4 forwards: Anne Kopitar, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter

4 defensemen: Drew Doughty, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez, Brayden McNabb

1 goalie: Jonathan Quick

 

Expansion requirements:

5/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Nick Shore (F).

 

The Minnesota Wild protect:

 

7 forwards: Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Erik Haula, Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker, Nino Niederreiter

3 defensemen: Jonas Brodin, Ryan Suter, Matt Dumba

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

0/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Wild will have to trade for a goalie to fulfill exposure requirements or potentially leave Devan Dubnyk for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects: Marco Scandella (D).

 

The Montreal Canadiens protect: 

 

7 forwards: Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, Andrew Shaw, Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Jacob De La Rose, Phillip Danault

3 defensemen: Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Nathan Beaulieu

1 goalie: Carey Price

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

0/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Canadiens will have to trade for a goalie to fulfill exposure requirement or potentially leave Carey Price for the taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Dalton Thrower (D).

 

The Nashville Predators protect: 

 

4 forwards: Ryan Johansen, James Neal, Calle Jarnkrok, Fillip Forsberg

4 defensemen: PK Subban, Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, Matthias Ekholm

1 goalie: Pekka Rinne

 

Expansion requirements:

4/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Anthony Bitetto needs to play 27 more games to fulfill defensive exposure requirement.

 

Las Vegas selects Craig Smith (F).

 

The New Jersey Devils protect:

 

7 forwards: Adam Henrique, Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Travis Zajac, Beau Bennett, Reid Boucher

3 defensemen: Andy Greene, Damon Severson, John Moore

1 goalie: Cory Schneider

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Jon Merrill (D).

 

The New York Islanders protect: 

 

4 forwards: John Tavares, Andrew Ladd, Casey Cizikas, Ryan Strome

4 defensemen: Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic, Ryan Pulock

1 goalie: Jaroslav Halak

 

Expansion requirements:

7/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Brock Nelson (F).

 

The New York Rangers protect: 

 

7 forwards: Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello, JT Miller, Kevin Hayes

3 defensemen: Daniel Girardi, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh

1 goalie: Henrik Lundqvist

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

3/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Rangers will have to trade for a forward to reach exposure requirements or potentially leave a protected forward for the taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Jesper Fast (F).

 

The Ottawa Senators protect: 

 

7 forwards: Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris, Mike Hoffman, Derrick Brassard, Mark Stone, J-G Pageau, Curtis Lazar

3 defensemen: Dion Phaneuf, Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci

1 goalie: Craig Anderson

 

Expansion requirements:

0/2 required exposure forwards

3/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Senators will have to trade for two forwards to fulfill exposure requirements or potentially leave multiple protected players for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Matt Puempel (F).

 

The Philadelphia Flyers protect: 

 

7 forwards: Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton, Nick Cousins, Wayne Simmonds

3 defensemen: Shayne Gostisbehere, Michael Del Zotto, Radko Gudas

1 goalie: Steve Mason

 

Expansion requirements:

3/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Michael Raffl (F).

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins protect:

 

4 forwards: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist, Phil Kessel

4 defensemen: Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, Brian Dumoulin, Derrick Pouliot

1 goalie: Matt Murray

 

Expansion requirements:

5/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

0/1 required exposure goalies*

 

The situation with Marc-Andre Fleury is currently up in the air. His potential trade will heavily affect the expansion draft*

 

The San Jose Sharks protect: 

 

7 forwards: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Mikkel Boedker, Chris Tierney, Tomas Hertl

3 defensemen: Brett Burns, Marc-Eduard Vlasic, Justin Braun

1 goalie: Martin Jones

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

2/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Sharks will have to trade for a forward to fulfill exposure requirements or potentially leave a protected forward for the taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Melker Karlsson (F).

 

The St. Louis Blues protect: 

 

7 forwards: Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Steen, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz, Nail Yakupov, Ty Rattie, Jori Lehtera

3 defensemen: Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester, Joel Edmundson

1 goalie: Jake Allen

 

Expansion requirements:

4/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

3/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Dimitrij Jaskin (F).

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning protect:

 

7 forwards: Steven Stamkos, Ryan Callahan, Val Fillpula, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Jonathan Drouin, Nikita Kucherov

3 defensemen: Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Slater Koekkoek

1 goalie: Andrei Vasilevskiy

 

Expansion requirements:

4/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

3/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Vladimir Namestnikov (F).

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs protect: 

 

7 forwards: Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov, Kerby Rychel, Connor Brown, Brendan Leipsic

3 defensemen: Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Connor Carrick

1 goalie: Freddie Andersen

 

Expansion requirements:

1/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

2/1 required exposure goalies

 

The Maple Leafs will have to trade for a forward to fulfill exposure requirements or potentially leave a protected forward for taking.

 

Las Vegas selects Victor Loov (D).

 

The Vancouver Canucks protect:

 

7 forwards: Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Loui Eriksson, Brandon Sutter, Jannik Hansen, Sven Baertschi, Bo Horvat

3 defensemen: Erik Gudbranson, Alex Edler, Chris Tanev

1 goalie: Jacob Markstrom

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Marcus Granlund (F).

 

The Washington Capitals protect:

 

7 forwards: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, TJ Oshie, Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky

3 defensemen: John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Matt Niskanen

1 goalie: Braden Holtby

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Nate Schmidt (D).

 

The Winnipeg Jets protect:

 

7 forwards: Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, Matt Perreault, Adam Lowry, Marko Dano, Spencer Komaschuk

3 defensemen: Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom, Tyler Myers*

1 goalie: Connor Hellebuyck

 

Depends on Jacob Trouba situation*

 

Expansion requirements:

2/2 required exposure forwards

1/1 required exposure defensemen

1/1 required exposure goalies

 

Las Vegas selects Joel Armia (F).

 

LAS VEGAS LINEUP: 

 

Carl Hagelin – Craig Smith – Jimmy Hayes

Darren Helm – Brock Nelson – Jesper Fast

Michael Raffl – Vlad Namestnikov – Patrick Maroon

Antoine Roussel – Melker Karlsson – Dimitrij Jaskin 

 

Extras: Matt Puempel, Hunter Shinkaruk, Marcus Granlund, Nick Shore, Joel Armia 

 

Marco Scandella – Jason Demers

Nate Schmidt – Trevor van Riemsdyk

Kevin Connauton – Josh Manson 

 

Extras: Klas Dahlbeck, Victor Loov, Jon Merrill, Dalton Thrower

 

#1: Semyon Varlamov

#2: Joonas Korpisalo

#3: Linus Ullmark 

 

-Kevin, @TheNHLFiles

 

 

 

 

 

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