Player Salaries

Last modified: November 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm
Player Player Stats Player Cap Number Salary
Name Team Pos 18-19 19-20 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23
Jonathan Toews J. Toews Chicago Blackhawks CHI C $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $12,000,000 $9,800,000 $7,000,000 $6,900,000 $6,900,000
Patrick Kane P. Kane Chicago Blackhawks CHI RW $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $12,000,000 $9,800,000 $7,000,000 $6,900,000 $6,900,000
Anze Kopitar A. Kopitar Los Angeles Kings LAK C $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $12,000,000 $11,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000
Alex Ovechkin A. Ovechkin Washington Capitals WAS LW $9,538,462 $9,538,462 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 ufa
Jamie Benn J. Benn Dallas Stars DAL LW $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,500,000 $6,500,000
Evgeni Malkin E. Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins PIT C $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 ufa
P.K. Subban P. Subban Nashville Predators NSH RD $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 ufa
Sidney Crosby S. Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins PIT C $8,700,000 $8,700,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,600,000 $9,000,000 $3,000,000
Corey Perry C. Perry Anaheim Ducks ANA RW $8,625,000 $8,625,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 ufa
Leon Draisaitl L. Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers EDM C $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Henrik Lundqvist H. Lundqvist New York Rangers NYR G $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Steven Stamkos S. Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning TBL C $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,500,000
Claude Giroux C. Giroux Philadelphia Flyers PHI LW $8,275,000 $8,275,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,200,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Jakub Voracek J. Voracek Philadelphia Flyers PHI RW $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 $6,250,000 $7,500,000 $6,250,000
Ryan Getzlaf R. Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks ANA C $8,250,000 $8,250,000 $8,950,000 $8,275,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Phil Kessel P. Kessel Pittsburgh Penguins PIT RW $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Brent Burns B. Burns San Jose Sharks SJS RD $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $7,500,000 $6,500,000
Ryan Johansen R. Johansen Nashville Predators NSH C $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Victor Hedman V. Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning TBL LD $7,875,000 $7,875,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Shea Weber S. Weber Montreal Canadiens MON RD $7,857,143 $7,857,143 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $3,000,000
Evgeny Kuznetsov E. Kuznetsov Washington Capitals WAS C $7,800,000 $7,800,000 $10,000,000 $8,400,000 $5,000,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000
Dustin Byfuglien D. Byfuglien Winnipeg Jets WPG RD $7,600,000 $7,600,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Ryan Suter R. Suter Minnesota Wild MIN LD $7,538,462 $7,538,462 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000
Zach Parise Z. Parise Minnesota Wild MIN LW $7,538,462 $7,538,462 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $2,000,000
Aaron Ekblad A. Ekblad Florida Panthers FLA RD $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,000,000
Ryan O'Reilly R. O'Reilly St Louis Blues STL C $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $8,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Jason Spezza J. Spezza Dallas Stars DAL C $7,500,000 $7,500,000 ufa
Vladimir Tarasenko V. Tarasenko St Louis Blues STL RW $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000 $9,500,000 $5,500,000
Sergei Bobrovsky S. Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ G $7,425,000 $6,200,000 ufa
Kris Letang K. Letang Pittsburgh Penguins PIT RD $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 ufa
David Krejci D. Krejci Boston Bruins BOS C $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 ufa
Bobby Ryan B. Ryan Ottawa Senators OTT RW $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 ufa
Drew Doughty D. Doughty Los Angeles Kings LAK RD $7,000,000 $7,650,000 ufa
Pekka Rinne P. Rinne Nashville Predators NSH G $7,000,000 $7,000,000 ufa
Tuukka Rask T. Rask Boston Bruins BOS G $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 ufa
Dion Phaneuf D. Phaneuf Los Angeles Kings LAK LD $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Brent Seabrook B. Seabrook Chicago Blackhawks CHI RD $6,875,000 $6,875,000 $9,000,000 $7,500,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000
Patrice Bergeron P. Bergeron Boston Bruins BOS C $6,875,000 $6,875,000 $6,875,000 $4,375,000 $4,375,000 $4,375,000 ufa
Ryan Kesler R. Kesler Anaheim Ducks ANA C $6,875,000 $6,875,000 $6,675,000 $6,675,000 $6,675,000 $6,675,000 ufa
Johnny Gaudreau J. Gaudreau Calgary Flames CAL LW $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 ufa
Mark Giordano M. Giordano Calgary Flames CAL LD $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 ufa
Nicklas Backstrom N. Backstrom Washington Capitals WAS C $6,700,000 $6,700,000 $7,500,000 $8,000,000 ufa
David Pastrnak D. Pastrnak Boston Bruins BOS LW $6,666,667 $6,666,667 $8,000,000 $6,800,000 $4,000,000 $6,800,000 $6,400,000
Kevin Shattenkirk K. Shattenkirk New York Rangers NYR RD $6,650,000 $6,650,000 $8,000,000 $6,600,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Derek Stepan D. Stepan Arizona Coyotes ARI C $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Erik Karlsson E. Karlsson San Jose Sharks SJS RD $6,500,000 $7,500,000 ufa
Alex Pietrangelo A. Pietrangelo St Louis Blues STL RD $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000 ufa
Sean Monahan S. Monahan Calgary Flames CAL C $6,375,000 $6,375,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,000,000 $6,125,000 $6,000,000
Keith Yandle K. Yandle Florida Panthers FLA LD $6,350,000 $6,350,000 $7,500,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,250,000 $5,200,000
Nathan Mackinnon N. Mackinnon Colorado Avalanche COL C $6,300,000 $6,300,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,150,000 $6,850,000 $6,850,000
Showing 1 to 50 of 843

 

NHL Player Salaries

The player salaries page breaks down how much each player in the league earns on a per season basis. A player is signed to a contract and their average annual salary determines how much they cost against the cap for team they play for. On this page, you can sort players based on their actual cash salaries or their cap hits. In the NHL, players are paid on a per-day basis and teams are charged against the cap on a per-day basis, but both cap hits and salaries are commonly viewed by their total sum over the span of the year, which, in this case, is a season.

The numbers we feature on this page are cap number and salary. Cap number is different than cap hit because cap number is the hypothetical total a player will coast against a team’s salary cap for that season. Heading into a season, a team will look at a player’s cap number assuming they’ll play all 186 days in the season, and operate off of that number since it’s the maximum they can be charged against the cap. The cap hit is based on how many days the players spends on the roster, so, technically a player’s cap hit can come in lower than their cap number at the end of the season.

A cap hit is determined by taking the player’s total salary and dividing it by the number of years of the contract. Even if a player is being paid $1 million one year and $10 million the next, it’ll average out to $5 million per year against the cap so that teams can’t work around the salary cap with back- or front-loaded contracts.

When clicking on a player, you can check out a player’s previous contracts and what their salaries and cap hits have been in the past. You can also see how much of a player’s contract is based on performance bonuses and how much of it is true salary. Players on rookie deals have heavy performance bonuses, as do +35 players signing short-term deals at the end of their careers, while the average player is often just paid in real salary without performance bonuses.

As time goes along, cap hits of individual players will rise. This is the inevitability with the salary cap going up year after year. A few years ago, Sidney Crosby’s $8.7 million cap hit with the Pittsburgh Penguins was at the top of the league, but, as the cap has gone up, he’s been passed by multiple players. Connor McDavid’s $12.5 million deal is now the gold standard for the league, but as the cap continues to rise, he’ll eventually get jumped by a lesser player in free agency.

No player can be paid more than 20 per cent of the team’s salary cap upper limit, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, but as new players sign deals each summer, that upper limit is higher, thus increasing their earning potential.