SPHL announces expansion draft selections, protected lists
HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- The Southern Professional Hockey League announced the players selected in the expansion draft held for the Birmingham Bulls on Tuesday. Any and all players not named to a returning team's protected list were available to be selected by Birmingham.
The Bulls took six players in the draft, including former Macon Mayhem forward Mark Rivera.
The league also released the protected lists for each team for the 2017-18 season. Because they're on the protected list, the following players cannot play for any other team in the SPHL other than the Macon Mayhem:
The Macon Mayhem look to defend their 2016-17 SPHL title when next season starts in October.