2014 NHL Expansion Draft
Here were the rules to player eligibility:
-Teams were allowed to protect:
1 goaltender, 5 defensemen, and 9 forwards or 2 goaltenders, 3 defensemen, and 7 forwards.
-For teams protecting only one goaltender, there was no experience requirement for those left unprotected.
-For teams protecting two goaltenders, each goaltender left unprotected must have appeared in either 10 NHL games in the 2012-2013 season or 25 games in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons combined. A goaltender had to be in net for at least 31 minutes in each game for the game to be counted against these totals.
-At least one defenseman left unprotected by each team had to have appeared in at least 30 games in the 2012-2013 season or 60 games in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons combined. At least two forwards left unprotected by each team had to have met the same requirements.
-I didnít include players that I think will retire (example: Selanne).
-To make this easier, I used the rosters indicated on nhlnumbers.com. A little switch from the 2000 rules is that any player that has had 9 or more games in the NHL has to be protected. Prospects are off limits for the most part. Best advice is: just go by the list!
-If I missed anybody, please ask me about their eligibility before drafting. I will get back to you. Thanks for helping out as well!
Rules to the draft/building the team:
-26 selections + Entry draft pick
-Only 1 goaltender or 1 defenseman can be selected from each franchise.
-You have to use your first 24 selections on three goaltenders, eight defensemen, and thirteen forwards. Last two picks can be any position.
-Seattle gets the #3 pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Kansas City gets #4. We are assuming Reinhart and Ekblad have been taken already in the draft. Itís up to you to draft a player and decide whether you will insert him into the lineup for the upcoming season.
-Who picks first/team selection will be decided by a coin toss. If you win the toss, you will have the choice to either take the team you want or to pick first in the Expansion Draft.
-Just like the 2000 draft, you can draft players that have UFA/RFA status. It will be indicated. In which case, I will determine a cap number for these players. Keep in mind these players may not want to sign with your team (mostly UFAs) if you draft them. Be smart about this.
-We will be doing this via chatzy. I will be moderating the draft while two GMs go at it.
-After the draft, you are to submit your lineups to me via PM and I will post them on the NHL forums without identification to get some voting going. Your goal is to make the playoffs as soon as you can.
-Your salary cap is at 64.5 million.
Forwards: Dustin Penner (UFA), Saku Koivu (UFA), Daniel Winnik (UFA), Matt Beleskey, Patrick Maroon, Tim Jackman
Defensemen: Bryan Allen, Ben Lovejoy, Mark Fistric, Sami Vatanen,
Goaltenders: Viktor Fasth, Frederik Andersen
Forwards: Matt Fraser (RFA), Jarome Iginla (UFA), Marc Savard, Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell, Shawn Thornton (UFA), Jordan Caron (RFA), Justin Florek (RFA)
Defensemen: Adam McQuaid, Matt Bartkowski (RFA), Kevan Miller
Goaltenders: Chad Johnson (UFA)
Forwards: Ville Leino, Cody McCormick (UFA), John Scott (UFA), Brian Flynn, Zenon Kenopka (UFA), Matt DíAgostini (UFA), Matt Ellis
Defensemen: Henrik Tallinder (UFA), Alexander Sulzer (UFA)
Goaltenders: Ryan Miller (UFA)
Forwards: Mike Cammalleri (UFA), TJ Galiardi (RFA), Brian McGrattan, Lance Bouma (RFA), Paul Byron (RFA), Kevin Westgarth (UFA)
Defensemen: Chris Butler (UFA), Shane OíBrien
Goaltenders: Karri Ramo
Forwards: Riley Nash, Radek Dvorak (UFA), Manny Malhotra (UFA), Nathan Gerbe (RFA), Zach Boychuk (RFA)
Defensemen: John-Michael Liles, Ron Hainsey (UFA), Mike Komisarek (UFA), Brett Bellemore (RFA)
Goaltenders: Anton Khudobin (UFA), Justin Peters (UFA)
Forwards: Marcus Kruger, Michal Handzus (UFA), Ben Smith (RFA), Peter Regin (UFA)
Defensemen: Michal Rozsival, Sheldon Brookbank (UFA), Michael Kostka (UFA)
Goaltenders: Antti Raanta (RFA), Nikolai Khabibulin (UFA)
Forwards: Cody McLeod, John Mitchell (UFA), Patrick Bordeleau, Marc-Andre Cliche (UFA), David Van Der Gulik (UFA)
Defensemen: Cory Sarich (UFA), Andre Benoit (UFA), Nate Guenin
Goaltenders: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (UFA)
Forwards: Marian Gaborik (UFA), Jared Boll, Derek MacKenzie (UFA), Blake Comeau (UFA), Boone Jenner, Oliver Gabriel, Corey Tropp (RFA)
Defensemen: Dalton Prout (RFA), Nikita Nikitin (UFA), David Savard (RFA)
Goaltenders: Curtis McElhinney (UFA)
Forwards: Shawn Horcoff, Erik Cole, Vernon Fiddler (UFA)
Defensemen: Sergei Gonchar, Aaron Rome, Brenden Dillon (RFA), Kevin Connauton
Goaltenders: Dan Ellis
Forwards: Daniel Alfredsson (UFA), Mikael Samuelsson (UFA), Todd Bertuzzi (UFA), Daniel Cleary (UFA), Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves (UFA), Joakim Andersson, Willie Coetzee (RFA), Luke Glendening (UFA)
Defensemen: Jakub Kindl, Brian Lashoff
Goaltenders: Jonas Gustavsson (UFA), Jared Coreau
Forwards: Ales Hemsky (UFA), Ryan Smyth (UFA), Jesse Joensuu, Matt Hendricks, Luke Gazdic (RFA)
Defensemen: Andrew Ference, Corey Potter (UFA), Martin Marincin, Mark Fraser (UFA)
Goaltenders: Ilya Bryzgalov (UFA)
Forwards: Scottie Upshall, Brad Boyes (UFA), Scott Gomez (UFA), Krystofer Barch (UFA), Jesse Winchester (UFA)
Defensemen: Ed Jovanovski, Tom Gilbert (UFA), Mike Mottau (UFA)
Goaltenders: Tim Thomas (UFA), Scott Clemmensen (UFA)
Forwards: Jarret Stoll, Trevor Lewis (UFA), Kyle Clifford
Defensemen: Robyn Regehr, Matt Greene (UFA)
Goaltenders: Jean-Francois Berube (RFA)
Forwards: Dany Heatley (UFA), Torrey Mitchell, Michael Rupp (UFA), Justin Fontaine (RFA)
Defensemen: Keith Ballard, Clayton Stoner (UFA), Nate Prosser (UFA)
Goaltenders: Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding
Forwards: Brian Gionta (UFA), Brandon Prust, Travis Moen, George Parros (UFA), Ryan White (RFA), Dale Weise (RFA)
Defensemen: Andrei Markov (UFA), Francis Bouillon (UFA), Douglas Murray (UFA), Davis Drewiske
Goaltenders: Peter Budaj
Forwards: David Legwand (UFA), Matt Cullen, Richard Clune, Paul Guastad
Defensemen: Michael Del Zotto (RFA), Victor Bartley
Goaltenders: Devan Dubnyk (UFA), Carter Hutton (UFA)
Forwards: Jaromir Jagr (UFA), Ryan Carter (UFA), Steve Bernier (UFA), Stephen Gionta (UFA)
Defensemen: Anton Volchenkov, Mark Fayne (UFA), Peter Harrold
Forwards: Thomas Vanek (UFA), Colin McDonald, Eric Boulton (UFA), Casey Cizikas (RFA)
Defensemen: Matt Carkner, Andrew MacDonald (UFA), Radek Martinek (UFA)
Goaltenders: Evgeni Nabokov (UFA)
Forwards: Erik Condra, Colin Greening, Matt Kassian (UFA)
Defensemen: Chris Phillips (UFA), Joe Corvo (UFA), Eric Gryba (RFA)
Goaltenders: Craig Anderson
Forwards: Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot (UFA), Dominic Moore (UFA), Daniel Carcillo (UFA)
Defensemen: Justin Falk (RFA), John Moore (RFA)
Goaltenders: Cam Talbot
Forwards: Steve Downie (UFA), Zac Rinaldo, Jay Rosehill, Adam Hall (UFA)
Defensemen: Mark Streit, Chris Pronger, Andrej Meszaros (UFA), Hal Gill (UFA)
Goaltenders: Ray Emery (UFA)
Forwards: Kyle Chipchura, Paul Bissonnette (UFA), Jeff Halpern (UFA)
Defensemen: Derek Morris (UFA), David Schlemko, Rotislav Klesla (UFA)
Goaltenders: Thomas Greiss (UFA)
Forwards: Tanner Glass (UFA), Taylor Pyatt (UFA), Craig Adams, Chuck Kobasew (UFA), Chris Conner (UFA)
Defensemen: Brooks Orpik (UFA), Rob Scuderi, Robert Bortuzzo, Deryk Engelland (UFA)
Goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (UFA), Jeff Zatkoff
Forwards: Martin Havlat, Raffi Torres, James Sheppard (RFA), Andrew Desjardins, Mike Brown (UFA), Bracken Kearns (UFA)
Defensemen: Justin Braun, Matt Irwin, Scott Hannan (UFA)
Goaltenders: Alex Stalock (RFA)
Forwards: Derek Roy (UFA), Brenden Morrow (UFA), Maxim Lapierre, Ryan Reaves
Defensemen: Jordan Leopold, Ian Cole, Carlo Colaiacovo (UFA)
Goaltenders: Jaroslav Halak (UFA), Brian Elliott (UFA)
Forwards: Ryan Malone, BJ Crombeen, Tyler Johnson (RFA), Tom Pyatt (UFA), Nate Thompson
Defensemen: Sami Salo (UFA), Brian Lee (UFA), Mark Barberio (RFA), Mattias Ohlund
Goaltenders: Anders Lindback (RFA), Kristers Gudlevskis
Forwards: Jerred Smithson (UFA), Trevor Smith (UFA), Peter Holland (RFA), Troy Bodie (UFA), Carter Ashton (RFA), David Clarkson, Colton Orr, Frazer McLaren
Defensemen: Paul Ranger (UFA), Cody Franson (RFA)
Goaltenders: James Reimer (RFA)
Forwards: Brad Richardson, Tom Sestito, Zac Dalpe (RFA), Mike Santorelli (UFA)
Defensemen: Andrew Alberts (UFA), Yannick Weber (RFA), Ryan Stanton, Raphael Diaz (UFA)
Goaltenders: Eddie Lack
Forwards: Martin Erat, Eric Fehr, Jay Beagle, Aaron Volpatti
Defensemen: John Erskine, Jack Hillen
Goaltenders: Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer
Forwards: Jokinen (RFA), Jim Slater, James Wright (RFA), Matt Halishuck (RFA), Antony Peluso
Defense: Mark Stuart (UFA), Paul Postma, Keaton Ellerby (RFA), Adam Pardy (UFA)
Goaltenders: Ondrej Pavelec