Buffalo Sabres Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Buffalo Sabres including year over year salaries, bonuses and Salary Cap Hit.

Last modified: November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am
07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19
Total Cap Hit Cap Hit Bonus Cushion LTIR Replacement LTIR Cap Space Avg Age
$74,797,024 $4,762,500 $0 $4,965,476 25
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $48,685,000 # Pos Age Nation Cap Number Days Cap Hit 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 18-19
Jack Eichel J. Eichel 9 C 22 United States $10,000,000 186 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
Kyle Okposo K. Okposo 21 RW 30 United States $6,000,000 186 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Jeff Skinner J. Skinner 53 LW 26 Canada $5,725,000 186 $5,725,000 $4,350,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Jason Pominville J. Pominville 29 RW 35 Canada $5,600,000 186 $5,600,000 $6,000,000 $5,750,000 $6,250,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Patrik Berglund P. Berglund 10 C 30 Sweden $3,850,000 186 $3,850,000 $4,700,000 $4,700,000 $4,500,000 $2,900,000 $2,450,000 ufa
Sam Reinhart S. Reinhart 23 RW 23 Canada $3,650,000 186 $3,650,000 $3,550,000 $3,750,000 rfa
Vladimir Sobotka V. Sobotka 17 C 31 Slovakia $3,500,000 186 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Conor Sheary C. Sheary 43 LW 26 United States $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Zemgus Girgensons Z. Girgensons 28 C 24 Latvia $1,600,000 186 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 rfa
Johan Larsson J. Larsson 22 LW 26 Sweden $1,475,000 186 $1,475,000 $1,400,000 $1,550,000 rfa
Scott Wilson S. Wilson 20 C 26 Canada $1,050,000 186 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 ufa
Tage Thompson T. Thompson 72 LW 21 United States $1,137,500 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $212,500
Casey Mittelstadt C. Mittelstadt 37 C 19 United States $1,491,667 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $850,000
Remi Elie R. Elie 81 LW 23 Canada $735,000 186 $735,000 $735,000 rfa
Evan Rodrigues E. Rodrigues 71 RW 25 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
defense - $23,180,357 # Pos Age Nation Cap Number Days Cap Hit 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 18-19
Rasmus Ristolainen R. Ristolainen 55 RD 24 Finland $5,400,000 186 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 ufa
Zach Bogosian Z. Bogosian 4 LD 28 United States $5,142,857 186 $5,142,857 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Marco Scandella M. Scandella 6 LD 28 Canada $4,000,000 186 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,750,000 ufa
Nathan Beaulieu N. Beaulieu 82 RD 25 Canada $2,400,000 186 $2,400,000 $2,300,000 $2,500,000 rfa
Matt Hunwick M. Hunwick 48 LD 33 United States $2,250,000 186 $2,250,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $1,750,000 ufa
Jake McCabe J. McCabe 19 LD 25 United States $1,600,000 186 $1,600,000 $1,250,000 $1,775,000 $1,775,000 rfa
Rasmus Dahlin R. Dahlin 26 LD 18 Sweden $3,775,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $2,850,000
Casey Nelson C. Nelson 8 RD 26 United States $812,500 186 $812,500 $800,000 $825,000 rfa
Matt Tennyson M. Tennyson 5 RD 28 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
goalie - $3,500,000 # Pos Age Nation Cap Number Days Cap Hit 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 18-19
Carter Hutton C. Hutton 40 G 32 Canada $2,750,000 186 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 ufa
Linus Ullmark L. Ullmark 35 G 25 Sweden $750,000 186 $750,000 $700,000 $800,000 ufa
inactive - $0 # Pos Age Nation Cap Number Days Cap Hit 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 18-19
Matt Moulson M. Moulson 26 LW 35 Canada $5,000,000 0 $0 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Eric Cornel E. Cornel C 22 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Brycen Martin B. Martin D 22 Canada $685,000 0 $0 $635,000 $710,000 $710,000 rfa
Vaclav Karabacek V. Karabacek RW 22 Czech Republic $700,001 0 $0 $640,556 $722,222 $722,222 rfa
Devante Stephens D. Stephens D 21 Canada $766,670 0 $0 $730,001 $722,222 $777,777 rfa
Jonas Johansson J. Johansson G 23 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
Kyle Criscuolo K. Criscuolo 51 C 26 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Taylor Fedun T. Fedun 27 D 30 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Kevin Porter K. Porter 12 C 32 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
William Borgen W. Borgen D 21 United States $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $182,500
Lawrence Pilut L. Pilut LD 22 Sweden $1,350,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $425,000
Alex Nylander A. Nylander 92 LW 20 Sweden $1,744,167 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 rfa $850,000
Brendan Guhle B. Guhle 45 LD 21 Canada $863,333 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $667,500 $650,000 $700,000 rfa $182,500
Scott Wedgewood S. Wedgewood 31 G 26 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
Nick Baptiste N. Baptiste 13 RW 23 Canada $787,500 0 $0 $787,500 rfa
Victor Olofsson V. Olofsson LW 23 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
Andrew Oglevie A. Oglevie C 23 United States $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen U. Luukkonen G 19 Finland $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $842,500 rfa $182,500
buyouts - $1,708,333 # Pos Age Nation Cap Number Days Cap Hit 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 18-19
Cody Hodgson C. Hodgson 11 Canada $-458,333 $-458,333 $1,041,670 $541,666 $416,666 $-458,333 $791,666 $791,666 $791,666 $791,666
Tyler Ennis T. Ennis 63 Canada $2,166,666 $2,166,666 $2,166,666 $1,216,666

Perhaps no team will come into the new season with a newer look than Buffalo, who made a bevy of offseason moves in order to mix around a lost locker room. The team was captain-less this past season, and with Ryan O’Reilly moved to St. Louis for a package of players, it seems like it’s Jack Eichel’s “C” to lose. When Eichel is healthy, he’s one of the league’s most dynamic young players, but each of the last two seasons his injuries have cause him to miss 15 and 21 games respectively, which wasn’t helpful to a team that struggled scoring even with him in the lineup.

Besides Eichel, other young talent being injected into this roster should at the very least make it a team worth checking out. First overall pick Rasmus Dahlin is set to be the team’s best defensive prospect in years, while other recent first-rounders Casey Mittelstadt and Alex Nylander will also look to find their way into the lineup. While the team is still far away from their rebuild being over, there will definitely be more than a few reasons for neutral fans to tune into the Sabres squad.

The biggest name added this summer involves the acquisition of Jeff Skinner, but could be seen as an unnecessary move if he’s unwilling to sign long-term and heads to free agency. His acquisition cost was relatively low in the form of Cliff Pu and a few draft picks, although it does beg the question of why the team would be looking to make this move so close to sending away Ryan O’Reilly.

One of the biggest reasons the Sabres have struggled over the past few years is big money being handed to underperforming players. Kyle Okposo at $6 million, Jason Pominville at $5.6 million, and Zach Bogosian at $5.1 million are three large contracts that don’t favour well alongside their comparables around the league.

Defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen remains one of the toughest players to evaluate in the league: typically a large point producer, but also almost always near the bottom of the league in possession metrics. He posted a 48.5% Corsi at 5v5 this past year, which was his first season out of five with a positive rating relative to his teammates. He’s able to eat up a ton of minutes, but his defensive output always leaves much to be desired. With four more years on his deal at $5.4 million, the Sabres should hope Risto’s able to smooth out his game to maximize their value on the former first-round pick.

In net, new signing Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark play bigger roles than they’ve played before, and it’ll be up to them to carry much of the load down the stretch.

Jason Botterill enters his second full season as the team’s GM, and it’s still not fully clear exactly where the team will end up this season. Predictions will probably vary wildly as this roster takes time to mesh, but at the very least, it should be enough to get out of the basement of the league.