NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Due to the Expansion Draft

December 17th, 2016 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »
With the NHL's Las Vegas expansion franchise unveiled as the Vegas Golden Knights, it remains to be seen which current NHL players will make up their inaugural roster.

Next June's expansion draft could force some teams to trade players they might otherwise retain. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler could be among the notables to hit the trade block. 

As per expansion draft rules, teams can protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender or eight skaters total (forwards/blueliners) and a goalie. Players carrying no-movement clauses must be protected unless they waive their clause to become available in the draft. They could also be asked to waive their clauses to accept a trade to an existing NHL franchise. 

Because teams can only protect one goaltender, the Penguins must convince Fleury to waive his no-movement clause in order to protect young goalie Matt Murray. The Ducks could be forced to trade Fowler rather than risk losing him to Vegas for nothing. 

The following slideshow lists the NHL players most likely to be traded because of the exp ...

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