NHL Expansion Draft 2021 Date, Venue, Rules, Top Players, TV Channel, Live Stream

NHL 2021 Expansion Draft Live Stream Today: 2021/22 Season Will Be 105th edition of the National Hockey League. The NHL will return to normal starting in the 2021/22 season with a full 82-game season from October through April. Seattle Kraken is the new team that will participate in the NHL beginning in the 2021/22 season. The addition of Seattle makes it 32North Dakota team that will play in the NHL.

Before their inaugural season, the Krakens will have to build their team by selecting players from other NHL teams. Preliminary schedule for NHL expansion announced. Here you will find everything you need to know about the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft including the best players for the Seattle Kraken team selection, date, time, location, TV channels and live stream details of the Expansion Draft from the NHL 2021.

When is the NHL expansion draft for 2021?

The NHL expansion draft for the 2021/22 season will take place on July 21, 2021. The expansion draft will take place to complete the roster of the newly added Seattle Kraken team.


The expansion draft will take place live from Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington at 8:00 pm (ET)

How to watch the live stream of the NHL 2021 expansion draft?

ESPN 2 TV Channel will broadcast the Draft in the US Online fans can watch the live stream of the NHL Expansion Draft on the ESPN + app. Sportsnet, Sportsnet now and TVA Sports will broadcast the draft in Canada.

What are the rules for the 2021 NHL expansion draft?

Seattle Kraken will compose its roster by selecting a player from all NHL teams except the Vegas Golden Knights.

Vegas Golden Knights is exempt from losing a player in this draft trade and will not receive money from Seattle.

The remaining 30 NHL teams will lose 1 player from their team.

The 30 teams can protect seven forwards, three defenders, a goalie, eight skaters (any combination of forwards and defenders) and a goalkeeper.

Their respective teams must compulsorily protect the players with the No Movement clause.

Teams must expose at least two forwards and one defender under contract for the 2021-22 season and played at least 27 games in the 2020-21 season, or more than 54 games in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons combined.

Teams also have to expose a goalkeeper with a contract for the 2021-22 season or a pending restricted free agent.

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Draft Expansion Rules for Seattle Kraken

Seattle Kraken must choose 30 players to build his roster.

At least 20 of the 30 selected players must have a contract for the 2021/22 season.

Players must have a cumulative salary value between 60% and 100% of the upper limit ($ 81.5 million) of the salary cap.

Seattle Kraken must select a minimum of 14 forwards, 9 defenders and 3 goalkeepers.

A selected player cannot be purchased until next summer.

Who are the top five players Seattle could select?

Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Kerfoot, Mark Giordano, Kevin Shattenkirk and Carey Price are the top five players Seattle Krakens will have in the draft.