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Expansion Draft Timeline Update

The expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights will take place over the next few days. A few deadlines have already passed and more is coming head. Check out the below list for the business that takes place in the next few days.

Already Passed On Friday:

  • Last day to place players on waivers prior to the Expansion Draft Trade/Waiver Freeze
  • Deadline for players to agree to waive their no move clause for puruposes of the expansion draft.

Already Passed on Saturday:

  • Trade/Waivers Freeze for all teams except for doing business with the Golden Knights.
  • Moratorium on NHL SPCs for all teams except for the Golden Knights.
  • Teams to submit their Protection List to the NHL and NHLPA

Coming Up Today:

  • The league will approve and distribute the Protection List to all teams and the NHLPA at 10:00 a.m. ET. This is when the list will be made public.
  • The Golden Knights will be able to interview UFA/RFA ¬†players who are available for the selection in the Expansion Draft at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Coming Up Wednesday 6/21:

  • Vegas to submit their Expansion Draft selections to the league and the NHLPA by 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • Vegas to submit SPCs for any pending UFA/RFA who was selected by them and signed to a new contract by 10:00 a.m. ET. It should be noted that if Vegas selects an Restricted Free Agent from a team during this period, that team will not get any compensation from the Golden Knights.
  • Official Distribution and announcement of the Golden Knights’ selections during the 2017 NHL Awards (8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN and SN)

Coming Up Thursday 6/22:

  • Expansion Draft Signing Moratorium and Trade/Waiver Freeze are lifted at 8:00 a.m. ET.

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