NLL Expansion Draft Protected Players List Released


Photo Courtesy of The Calgary Roughnecks                                                                                                   

On Tuesday afternoon the NLL announced each team’s list of protected and unprotected players for the upcoming NLL Expansion Draft. The even is set to take place on July 9th and will be broadcast across the league’s social channels. 

The Rochester Knighthaws and New York Riptide will be the two teams participating in his years expansion draft. The Knighthawks will have the first overall pick in the NLL Expansion while the Riptide will get the first pick in the NLL Entry Draft. A coin toss was conducted to determine who got the first pick in which draft.

Each team will make alternating pick through 11 rounds for a total of 22 picks in whole. No one team will be able to lose more than two players maximum in the expansion draft. 

Every team was allowed to protect 11 players. They can’t protect more than 7 forwards and one goalie. A team can protected an unlimited amount of defenseman. 

Protected List

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