Player Salaries

Last modified: March 28, 2019 at 5:08 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
Manuel Wiederer M. Wiederer San Jose Sharks SJS C $736,667 $736,667 $720,000 $770,000 rfa
Gabriel Fontaine G. Fontaine New York Rangers NYR C $736,667 $736,667 $720,000 $770,000 rfa
Tim Gettinger T. Gettinger New York Rangers NYR RW $736,667 $736,667 $720,000 $770,000 rfa
Jacob Middleton J. Middleton San Jose Sharks SJS D $735,000 $735,000 $720,000 $770,000 rfa
Chaz Reddekopp C. Reddekopp Los Angeles Kings LAK D $733,333 $733,333 $720,000 $770,000 rfa
Dante Salituro D. Salituro Minnesota Wild MIN C $733,333 $825,000 rfa
Dylan Coghlan D. Coghlan Vegas Golden Knights VGK D $731,667 $731,667 $750,000 $750,000 rfa
Steven Lorentz S. Lorentz Carolina Hurricanes CAR C $728,333 $728,333 $710,000 $760,000 rfa
Antoine Waked A. Waked Montreal Canadiens MON RW $726,667 $726,667 $710,000 $750,000 rfa
Ben Sexton B. Sexton Ottawa Senators OTT C $725,000 $725,000 ufa
Noel Acciari N. Acciari Boston Bruins BOS C $725,000 $750,000 rfa
Joseph Gambardella J. Gambardella Edmonton Oilers EDM LW $725,000 $750,000 rfa
Zac Dalpe Z. Dalpe Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ C $725,000 $750,000 ufa
Mike Reilly M. Reilly Montreal Canadiens MON LD $725,000 $775,000 rfa
Gustav Olofsson G. Olofsson Minnesota Wild MIN LD $725,000 $775,000 rfa
Vincent LoVerde V. LoVerde Toronto Maple Leafs TOR D $725,000 $750,000 ufa
Oleg Sosunov O. Sosunov Tampa Bay Lightning TBL D $724,067 $724,067 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Chris Martenet C. Martenet Dallas Stars DAL D $721,667 $745,000 rfa
Simon Bourque S. Bourque Winnipeg Jets WPG D $720,000 $720,000 $700,000 $740,000 rfa
Jeremiah Addison J. Addison Montreal Canadiens MON LW $720,000 $720,000 $700,000 $740,000 rfa
Brennan Menell B. Menell Minnesota Wild MIN D $716,667 $716,667 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Alex D'Orio A. D'Orio Pittsburgh Penguins PIT G $716,667 $716,667 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Jordy Bellerive J. Bellerive Pittsburgh Penguins PIT C $716,667 $716,667 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Dylan Ferguson D. Ferguson Vegas Golden Knights VGK G $716,667 $716,667 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Clark Bishop C. Bishop Carolina Hurricanes CAR C $713,333 $720,000 rfa
Ryan Lomberg R. Lomberg Calgary Flames CAL LW $710,000 $710,000 rfa
Sam Miletic S. Miletic Pittsburgh Penguins PIT C $710,000 $710,000 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Jack Rodewald J. Rodewald Ottawa Senators OTT RW $707,500 $722,500 rfa
Bokondji Imama B. Imama Los Angeles Kings LAK LW $706,667 $706,667 $690,000 $740,000 rfa
Michael McNiven M. McNiven Montreal Canadiens MON G $703,333 $703,333 $650,000 $700,000 rfa
Giovanni Fiore G. Fiore Arizona Coyotes ARI LW $701,667 $701,667 $685,000 $735,000 rfa
Sammy Blais S. Blais St Louis Blues STL LW $700,833 $650,000 rfa
Vaclav Karabacek V. Karabacek Buffalo Sabres BUF RW $700,001 $722,222 rfa
Marcus Sorensen M. Sorensen San Jose Sharks SJS LW $700,000 $700,000 rfa
Cal O'Reilly C. O'Reilly Minnesota Wild MIN C $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Mitchell Callahan M. Callahan Edmonton Oilers EDM RW $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Jean-Francois Berube J. Berube Chicago Blackhawks CHI G $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Landon Ferraro L. Ferraro Minnesota Wild MIN C $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Ryan Stanton R. Stanton Edmonton Oilers EDM D $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Markus Hannikainen M. Hannikainen Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ LW $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Stepan Falkovsky S. Falkovsky Los Angeles Kings LAK D $698,333 $698,333 $680,000 $730,000 rfa
Landon Bow L. Bow Dallas Stars DAL G $697,500 $710,000 rfa
Josh Wesley J. Wesley Carolina Hurricanes CAR D $695,000 $720,000 rfa
John Stevens J. Stevens New York Islanders NYI C $695,000 $695,000 rfa
Denis Malgin D. Malgin Florida Panthers FLA RW $693,333 $715,000 rfa
Jacob Moverare J. Moverare Los Angeles Kings LAK D $691,667 $720,000 rfa
Ben Thomas B. Thomas Tampa Bay Lightning TBL D $690,003 $715,000 rfa
Jonne Tammela J. Tammela Tampa Bay Lightning TBL RW $690,000 $715,000 rfa
Chase Lang C. Lang Minnesota Wild MIN C $686,667 $710,000 rfa
Alexandre Fortin A. Fortin Chicago Blackhawks CHI C $685,000 $710,000 rfa
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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.