The Montreal Canadiens have released their list of protected and available players as the Las Vegas Golden Knights draft process officially gets underway.

The NHL's 31st team now has a 72-hour window to select one player from each franchise to form their new team. 

The Golden Knights have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to make their picks.

The Habs chose to protect 11 players, including goaltender Carey Price and newly acquired Jonathan Drouin, but some fans are upset that certain Canadiens didn't make the cut.

Available

  • Daniel Carr (F)
  • Connor Crisp (F)
  • Jacob De La Rose (F)
  • Bobby Farnham (F)
  • Brian Flynn (F)
  • Max Friberg (F)
  • Charles Hudon (F)
  • Dwight King (F)
  • Stefan Matteau (F)
  • Torrey Mitchell (F)
  • Joonas Nattinen (F)
  • Steve Ott (F)
  • Tomas Plekanec (F)
  • Alexander Radulov (F)
  • Chris Terry (F)
  • Brandon Davidson (D)
  • Alexei Emelin (D)
  • Keegan Lowe (D)
  • Andrei Markov (D)
  • Nikita Nesterov (D)
  • Zach Redmond (D)
  • Dalton Thrower (D)
  • Al Montoya (G)

Protected

  • Paul Byron (F)
  • Phillip Danault (F)
  • Jonathan Drouin (F)
  • Alex Galchenyuk (F)
  • Brendan Gallagher (F)
  • Max Pacioretty (F)
  • Andrew Shaw (F)
  • Jordie Benn (D)
  • Jeff Petry (D)
  • Shea Weber (D)
  • Carey Price (G)