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Expansion Draft History

1998 Expansion Draft - Nashville Predators - June 26, 1998

ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
9 forwards1 forward with 40+ GP (since 97)
5 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 97)
1 goaltender1 goaltender with 10+ GP (since 97) AND 25+ GP (since 96)


OR
ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
7 forwards1 forward with 40+ GP (since 97)
3 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 97)
2 goaltenders1 goaltender with 10+ GP (since 97) AND 25+ GP (since 96)

UNPROTECTED PLAYERS

Pick Player Pos GPs97 GPs96
F235
D79154
F510
G1838
F77158
F6289
F50112
F74167
F00
F00
G00
F01
F87163
D1515
F00
F74154
NSHD85145
* = European draft pick unsigned after 4 years

PROTECTED PLAYERS

Player Pos GPs97 GPs96
F82167
F70152
D71168
D62135
F80175
F85147
F89187
D84179
F30114
G71149
F79158
F70163
D73170
F67140
F88179
D88176

EXEMPT PLAYERS

1st & 2nd Year Unsigned
GF
FF
DF
GD
FF
FF
FD
FG
DD
F
F
D
F
D
F
F
D
D
D
F
D
Notes:
The Colorado Avalanche traded a 5th round pick in 1998 (Martin Beauchesne) to the Nashville Predators as part of an agreement to not select certain player(s) in the 1998 expansion draft.

1999 Expansion Draft - Atlanta Thrashers - June 25, 1999

ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
9 forwards1 forward with 40+ GP (since 98)
5 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 98)
1 goaltender1 goaltender with 10+ GP (since 98) AND 25+ GP (since 97)


OR
ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
7 forwards1 forward with 40+ GP (since 98)
3 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 98)
2 goaltenders1 goaltender with 10+ GP (since 98) AND 25+ GP (since 97)

UNPROTECTED PLAYERS

Pick Player Pos GPs98 GPs97
D59138
F40117
D4283
F373
F712
G1735
F81184
F00
F3496
F00
G00
F00
F11
D88
D95183
F00
ATLF00
D11
D66
F90164
* = European draft pick unsigned after 4 years

PROTECTED PLAYERS

Player Pos GPs98 GPs97
F92162
D95157
F101186
D85165
D83167
D92164
D58129
G80151
F97176
D58131
F73140
F74161
F82170
F93175
F75157

EXEMPT PLAYERS

1st & 2nd Year Unsigned
GF
FF
DG
FF
GF
FF
FF
FD
FG
FD
FD
FD
DF
DF
F

2000 Expansion Draft - Columbus Blue Jackets & Minnesota Wild - June 23, 2000

ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
9 forwards2 forwards with 40+ GP (since 99) OR 70+ GP (since 98)
5 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 99) OR 70+ GP (since 98)
1 goaltenderNo Requirements


OR
ProtectedUnprotected Requirements
7 forwards2 forwards with 40+ GP (since 99) OR 70+ GP (since 98)
3 defensemen1 defensemen with 40+ GP (since 99) OR 70+ GP (since 98)
2 goaltendersAll goaltenders with 10+ GP (since 99) OR 25+ GP (since 98)

UNPROTECTED PLAYERS

Pick Player Pos GPs99 GPs98
D3493
F512
D315
F94150
F82178
G00
F75109
G00
D74166
D00
MINF66156
D01
CBJG222
F3233
F00
F00
D3341
G00
G00
F00
* = European draft pick unsigned after 4 years

PROTECTED PLAYERS

Player Pos GPs99 GPs98
F77169
F88173
D75158
D70165
D90148
F2727
F00
F6871
G79159
F65162
D92185
D99157
F92166
F96178
F11

EXEMPT PLAYERS

1st & 2nd Year Unsigned
FD
DF
FF
FF
FF
FF
DF
FD
DF
DF
FF
DD
FG
D
F
F
Notes:
The Colorado Avalanche traded Marc Denis to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2nd round pick in 2000 (Tomas Kurka) and the guarantee that Columbus would select any Colorado goaltender first overall (except David Aebischer), in the 2000 expansion draft.