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Washington Capitals Final Expansion Draft Protected List Revealed

All 30 protected lists were made public Sunday morning, so let’s see which Caps made the cut and which ones have been left exposed to Seattle.

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Protected lists for this year’s expansion draft were due at 5PM yesterday, and we now know who the Washington Capitals are protecting from the Seattle Kraken. Like in 2017, teams could either protect seven forwards, three defenseman, and one goalie or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goalie. The Capitals, as expected, took the seven/three/one route and are protecting the following players:

Forwards: Nicklas Backstrom (NMC), T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Anthony Mantha, Lars Eller, Daniel Sprong

Defensemen: Dmitry Orlov, John Carlson, Trevor van Riemsdyk

Goaltender: Ilya Samsonov

Notable exclusions from the list include Carl Hagelin, Conor Sheary, Justin Schultz, Brenden Dillon, Nick Jensen, and Vitek Vanecek. The full list of players available to the Seattle Kraken is below:

Do you agree with these choices? Sound off in the comments below!

See all other teams’ protected lists here.