Columbus Blue Jackets Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Columbus Blue Jackets including year over year salaries, bonuses and Salary Cap Hit.

Last modified: November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am
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Total Cap Hit Cap Hit Bonus Cushion LTIR Replacement LTIR Cap Space Avg Age
$65,882,500 $3,750,000 $0 $12,867,500 25
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $42,907,500 # 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
Artemi Panarin A. Panarin 9 LW 27 Russia $6,000,000 186 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Cam Atkinson C. Atkinson 13 RW 29 United States $5,875,000 186 $5,875,000 $7,375,000 $7,375,000 $5,275,000 $5,275,000 $5,275,000
Brandon Dubinsky B. Dubinsky 17 C 32 United States $5,850,000 186 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 $5,850,000 ufa
Nick Foligno N. Foligno 71 LW 31 United States $5,500,000 186 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Alexander Wennberg A. Wennberg 10 C 24 Sweden $4,900,000 186 $4,900,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 $5,350,000
Boone Jenner B. Jenner 38 C 25 Canada $3,750,000 186 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 ufa
Riley Nash R. Nash 20 C 29 Canada $2,750,000 186 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 ufa
Oliver Bjorkstrand O. Bjorkstrand 28 RW 23 Denmark $2,500,000 186 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 rfa
Josh Anderson J. Anderson 76 RW 20 Canada $1,850,000 186 $1,850,000 $1,600,000 $1,850,000 $2,100,000 rfa
Pierre-Luc Dubois P. Dubois 18 C 20 Canada $3,394,167 186 $894,167 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 rfa $2,500,000
Sonny Milano S. Milano 22 LW 22 United States $1,263,333 186 $863,333 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500 rfa $400,000
Lukas Sedlak L. Sedlak 45 LW 25 Czech Republic $825,000 186 $825,000 $800,000 $850,000 rfa
Markus Hannikainen M. Hannikainen 37 RW 25 Finland $700,000 186 $700,000 $650,000 $750,000 rfa
Anthony Duclair A. Duclair 91 LW 23 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
defense - $19,094,166 # 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
Seth Jones S. Jones 3 RD 24 United States $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
David Savard D. Savard 58 RD 28 Canada $4,250,000 186 $4,250,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,750,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Ryan Murray R. Murray 27 LD 25 Canada $2,825,000 186 $2,825,000 $2,825,000 rfa
Markus Nutivaara M. Nutivaara 65 LD 24 Finland $2,700,000 186 $2,700,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,300,000 $2,500,000 ufa
Zach Werenski Z. Werenski 8 LD 21 United States $1,775,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $850,000
Gabriel Carlsson G. Carlsson 53 D 21 Sweden $925,000 186 $894,166 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Dean Kukan D. Kukan 14 LD 25 Switzerland $725,000 186 $725,000 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Adam Clendening A. Clendening 6 D 26 United States $700,000 186 $700,000 $700,000 rfa
Scott Harrington S. Harrington 4 RD 25 Canada $675,000 186 $675,000 $650,000 $700,000 rfa
goalie - $8,325,000 # 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
Sergei Bobrovsky S. Bobrovsky 72 G 30 Russia $7,425,000 186 $7,425,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,200,000 ufa
Joonas Korpisalo J. Korpisalo 70 G 24 Finland $900,000 186 $900,000 $700,000 $1,100,000 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
Maxime Fortier M. Fortier C 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
Zac Dalpe Z. Dalpe 29 C 29 Canada $725,000 0 $0 $700,000 $750,000 ufa
Jordan Schroeder J. Schroeder 11 C 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Kole Sherwood K. Sherwood 88 RW 21 Canada $805,000 0 $0 $735,000 $735,000 $730,000 $700,000 rfa $20,000
Alex Broadhurst A. Broadhurst 25 C 25 United States $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 rfa
Tommy Cross T. Cross 49 D 29 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Dillon Simpson D. Simpson 79 D 25 Canada $675,000 0 $0 $675,000 $675,000 ufa
Nathan Gerbe N. Gerbe 24 LW 31 United States $675,000 0 $0 $650,000 $700,000 ufa
Matiss Kivelnieks M. Kivelnieks G 22 Latvia $1,066,667 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Alexandre Texier A. Texier C 19 France $925,000 0 $0 $842,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $82,500
Jonathan Davidsson J. Davidsson RW 21 Sweden $850,000 0 $0 $732,500 $785,000 $787,500 rfa $92,500
Blake Siebenaler B. Siebenaler D 22 United States $894,167 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $692,500 $675,000 rfa $157,500
Justin Scott J. Scott 67 C 23 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $842,500 rfa $82,500
Jacob Graves J. Graves D 23 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $842,500 rfa $82,500
Vitaly Abramov V. Abramov 43 RW 20 Russia $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $842,500 rfa $82,500
Calvin Thurkauf C. Thurkauf C 21 Switzerland $738,333 0 $0 $720,000 $720,000 $775,000 rfa
Sam Vigneault S. Vigneault C 23 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Ryan Collins R. Collins D 22 United States $925,000 0 $0 $792,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Kevin Stenlund K. Stenlund C 22 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Doyle Somerby D. Somerby D 24 United States $750,000 0 $0 $725,000 $725,000 rfa $25,000
Paul Bittner P. Bittner LW 22 United States $863,333 0 $0 $742,500 $700,000 $800,000 rfa $132,500
buyouts - $1,458,330 # 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
Fedor Tyutin F. Tyutin 51 Russia $1,458,330 $1,458,330 $1,208,330 $1,958,330 $1,458,330 $1,458,330

Artemi Panarin was a sensation in his first year in Ohio, able to lead the team in scoring with 82 points in 81 games The trade for Brandon Saad appeared to be rather one sided, and one of Jarmo Kekkalainen’s best moves during his reign as GM.

But this offseason, Panarin hasn’t hidden his desire to leave town at the end (or before the end) of his deal at the end of 2018-2019. Though it’s odd that he doesn’t appear to have a rift with management, even suggesting through his agent he’d request a trade before the deadline solely so they’d get a strong return. The trade sounds like it’s one that has to deal with him not loving living in Columbus as a city, rather than a disagreement with anyone in the organization.

What exactly it is about Columbus that Panarin can’t find in other cities isn’t exactly clear, but he does have only one chance at an NHL career and likely got used to the big-city lifestyle of Chicago.

Beyond the Panarin saga, Columbus has plenty to be proud of. Seth Jones and Zach Werenski could be the two best young defencemen in the league, and they’re both Blue Jackets for the forseeable future. While Jones has four more years left on his deal, Werenski will be playing out the final year of his entry-level contract this upcoming year and should be signing a lengthy contract soon.

Sergei Bobrovsky has put up Vezina-worthy numbers just about every year he’s been in a Blue Jackets uniform, and the team is soon facing tough questions about Bob’s future as well. The odds of Korpisalo becoming every bit as talented and consistent as Bobrovsky are still relatively low.

Oliver Bjorkstrand, Alex Wennberg and Sonny Milano complement Pierre-Luc Dubois as a solid quadrant of young forwards, but where Columbus’ main roster hole comes in is their lack of veteran forward depth. Beyond Panarin, not a single player over 25 hit 50 points this past season. 28-year old Cam Atkinson hit 46 in 65 games, which is a fine total, but when you compare them to say, the Washington Capitals, it isn’t hard to see where the Caps walked the Blue Jackets in the final four games of their opening round series.

Columbus is far from the franchise they were that came into the league and suffered losing fates for years to come. But they may also be quickly stuck in mediocrity if they’re not able to sort out a crisis with their highest winger, and acquire some forward depth to help complement a pair that has the potential to be this generation’s Pronger-MacInnis.

Columbus should be making the postseason a third year in a row, but that could all go south if they make the tough decision to sell early and retool their roster to open up their contending window a few years down the line.