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Coyotes available and protected lists have been released

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The Coyotes list of protected players has been released.

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The Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming up soon, and today the NHL has announced each team's available and protected lists.

The Arizona Coyote's protected list includes:

Lawson Crouse (F)

Christian Dvorak (F)

Conor Garland (F)

Clayton Keller (F)

Phil Kessel (F)

Johan Larsson (F)

Nick Schmaltz (F)

Kyle Capobianco (D)

Jakob Chychrun (D)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D)

Darcy Kuemper (G)

Available for the Seattle Kraken to draft include the following:

Derick Brassard (F)

Michael Bunting (F)

Brayden Burke (F)

Michael Chaput (F)

Christian Fischer (F)

Frédérick Gauthier (F)

John Hayden (F)

Dryden Hunt (F)

Andrew Ladd (F)

Lane Pederson (F)

Tyler Pitlick (F)

Blake Speers (F)

Tyler Steenbergen (F)

Jason Demers (D)

Cam Dineen (D)

Alex Goligoski (D)

Jordan Gross (D)

Niklas Hjalmarsson (D)

Ilya Lyubushkin (D)

Dysin Mayo (D)

Aaron Ness (D)

Jordan Oesterle (D)

Vili Saarijarvi (D)

Josef Kořenář (G)

Marek Langhammer (G)

Antti Raanta (G)

A significant portion of the Available list are pending unrestricted free agents, and likely won't be drafted by the Kraken.

Perhaps the biggest surprise may be the team electing to expose Tyler Pitlick. Pitlick had a good first season with the Coyotes last year, despite being limited to 38 games due to injury.

Are there any surprises on either list? Who do you think the Kraken will draft? Comment below.