The NHL confirmed today that Seattle will enter the league in 2021 and that the expansion draft will follow the same rules as what Vegas was given. Thus, the teams can protect 7F, 3D, and 1 goalie or 8 total skaters and 1 goalie. All 1st and 2nd year pros are exempt, so basically anyone playing with the Habs/Rocket already this year will need to be protected and anyone who doesn't meet criteria for having played this year (e.g. Suzuki or Brook) will remain exempt. Kotkaniemi, Juulsen, and Mete w