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
Tyson Barrie T. Barrie Colorado Avalanche COL RD $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,750,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Jeff Petry J. Petry Montreal Canadiens MON RD $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Jonathan Drouin J. Drouin Montreal Canadiens MON C $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Oliver Ekman-Larsson O. Ekman-Larsson Arizona Coyotes ARI LD $5,500,000 $7,000,000 ufa
Nick Leddy N. Leddy New York Islanders NYI LD $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 ufa
Tyler Myers T. Myers Winnipeg Jets WPG RD $5,500,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Dave Bolland D. Bolland Arizona Coyotes ARI C $5,500,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Brooks Orpik B. Orpik Colorado Avalanche COL LD $5,500,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Andrew Ladd A. Ladd New York Islanders NYI LW $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Andrej Sekera A. Sekera Edmonton Oilers EDM LD $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Nick Foligno N. Foligno Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ LW $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Alex Goligoski A. Goligoski Arizona Coyotes ARI LD $5,475,000 $5,475,000 $6,100,000 $5,800,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Rasmus Ristolainen R. Ristolainen Buffalo Sabres BUF RD $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 ufa
Seth Jones S. Jones Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ RD $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 ufa
Jay Bouwmeester J. Bouwmeester St Louis Blues STL LD $5,400,000 $5,400,000 ufa
Mika Zibanejad M. Zibanejad New York Rangers NYR C $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,500,000 $5,350,000 $5,150,000 $4,750,000 ufa
Jaden Schwartz J. Schwartz St Louis Blues STL LW $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $6,250,000 $5,750,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Roberto Luongo R. Luongo Florida Panthers FLA G $5,333,333 $5,333,333 $3,382,000 $1,618,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 ufa
Tomas Tatar T. Tatar Montreal Canadiens MON LW $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,200,000 ufa
Tomas Tatar T. Tatar Vegas Golden Knights VGK LW $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,200,000 ufa
Ondrej Palat O. Palat Tampa Bay Lightning TBL LW $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $6,855,000 $5,300,000 $3,445,000 $5,300,000 ufa
Nathan Horton N. Horton Toronto Maple Leafs TOR RW $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $4,500,000 $3,600,000 ufa
Jimmy Howard J. Howard Detroit Red Wings DET G $5,291,667 $4,250,000 ufa
Jeff Carter J. Carter Los Angeles Kings LAK C $5,272,727 $5,272,727 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 ufa
Hampus Lindholm H. Lindholm Anaheim Ducks ANA LD $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $6,750,000 $5,250,000 $3,750,000 $6,750,000 ufa
Torey Krug T. Krug Boston Bruins BOS LD $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Nino Niederreiter N. Niederreiter Carolina Hurricanes CAR RW $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $6,075,000 $5,850,000 $4,250,000 $5,475,000 ufa
Frans Nielsen F. Nielsen Detroit Red Wings DET C $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $6,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
David Clarkson D. Clarkson Vegas Golden Knights VGK RW $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $4,750,000 $3,250,000 ufa
Marian Hossa M. Hossa Arizona Coyotes ARI RW $5,233,333 $5,233,333 $1,000,000 $750,000 $750,000 ufa
Mike Hoffman M. Hoffman Florida Panthers FLA LW $5,187,500 $5,187,500 $5,650,000 $5,650,000 ufa
Jared Spurgeon J. Spurgeon Minnesota Wild MIN RD $5,187,500 $5,187,500 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Zach Bogosian Z. Bogosian Buffalo Sabres BUF RD $5,142,857 $5,142,857 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Brayden Schenn B. Schenn St Louis Blues STL C $5,125,000 $5,125,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Dmitri Orlov D. Orlov Washington Capitals WAS LD $5,100,000 $5,100,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000
Dan DeKeyser D. DeKeyser Detroit Red Wings DET LD $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Morgan Rielly M. Rielly Toronto Maple Leafs TOR LD $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Frederik Andersen F. Andersen Toronto Maple Leafs TOR G $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Reilly Smith R. Smith Vegas Golden Knights VGK RW $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Josh Bailey J. Bailey New York Islanders NYI RW $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,500,000
Tyler Johnson T. Johnson Tampa Bay Lightning TBL C $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,750,000 $5,500,000 $3,750,000 $5,500,000 $3,750,000
Andrew MacDonald A. MacDonald Philadelphia Flyers PHI LD $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,750,000 ufa
Derick Brassard D. Brassard Colorado Avalanche COL C $5,000,000 $3,500,000 ufa
Matt Moulson M. Moulson Buffalo Sabres BUF LW $5,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Andy Greene A. Greene New Jersey Devils NJD LD $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Alexander Edler A. Edler Vancouver Canucks VAN LD $5,000,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Ben Bishop B. Bishop Dallas Stars DAL G $4,916,667 $4,916,667 $6,500,000 $5,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Alex Galchenyuk A. Galchenyuk Arizona Coyotes ARI LW $4,900,000 $4,900,000 $4,900,000 $4,900,000 ufa
Alexander Wennberg A. Wennberg Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ C $4,900,000 $4,900,000 $4,500,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Marc Methot M. Methot Dallas Stars DAL LD $4,900,000 $4,900,000 ufa
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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.