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Flames protection list revealed for Kraken expansion draft

The protection lists for the 30 teams participating in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft have been unveiled by the National Hockey League. We know now which Calgary Flames properties – and players from every team other than Vegas – will be protected and available for Seattle’s selection.

#Flames protection list:

Backlund, Dube, Gaudreau, Lindholm, Mangiapane, Monahan, Tkachuk

Andersson, Hanifin, Tanev


— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) July 18, 2021

The Flames opted to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and a goaltender:

  • Forwards: Mikael Backlund, Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Dillon Dube and Andrew Mangiapane
  • Defensemen: Rasmus Andersson, Chris Tanev and Noah Hanifin
  • Goaltender: Jacob Markstrom

Once Milan Lucic agreed to waive his no-move clause, the forward protection list seemed academic.