If there is an expansion in the National Hockey League for the 2017-2018 season, an announcement will be made before the next amateur draft, held in June.
If the NHL does not vote by then, the expansion will take place at least in 2018-2019.
The rules regarding a possible expansion draft were explained to DG on Wednesday as part of their meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. If a new team joined the circuit, each club will lose a player. If two new teams enter each training will lose two players.
first and second year players will be selected. This also affects hockey players operating in the American League.
Each club could lose a fourth or a fifth defender, sixth or seventh striker or a goalkeeper.
DGs must make available a certain minimum amount in term contracts.