Detroit Red Wings Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Detroit Red Wings including year over year salaries, bonuses and Salary Cap Hit.

Last modified: November 27, 2018 at 12:31 am
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Total Cap Hit Cap Hit Bonus Cushion LTIR Replacement LTIR Cap Space Avg Age
$82,108,712 $0 $0 $-7,108,712 29
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $50,341,211 # 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
Dylan Larkin D. Larkin 71 C 22 United States $6,100,000 186 $6,100,000 $6,750,000 $7,000,000 $4,750,000 $6,750,000 $5,250,000
Henrik Zetterberg H. Zetterberg 40 C 38 Sweden $6,083,333 186 $6,083,333 $7,750,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $3,350,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 ufa
Frans Nielsen F. Nielsen 51 C 34 Denmark $5,250,000 186 $5,250,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Gustav Nyquist G. Nyquist 14 LW 29 Sweden $4,750,000 186 $4,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,500,000 ufa
Justin Abdelkader J. Abdelkader 8 LW 31 United States $4,250,000 186 $4,250,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,750,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Johan Franzen J. Franzen 93 LW 38 Sweden $3,954,545 0 $3,954,545 $5,250,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 ufa
Darren Helm D. Helm 43 C 31 Canada $3,850,000 186 $3,850,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,750,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Anthony Mantha A. Mantha 39 RW 24 Canada $3,300,000 186 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 rfa
Andreas Athanasiou A. Athanasiou 72 C 24 Canada $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 rfa
Thomas Vanek T. Vanek 26 LW 34 Austria $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 ufa
Luke Glendening L. Glendening 41 C 29 United States $1,800,000 186 $1,800,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,700,000 $1,500,000 ufa
Tyler Bertuzzi T. Bertuzzi 59 LW 23 Canada $1,400,000 186 $1,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,400,000 rfa
Martin Frk M. Frk 42 RW 25 Czech Republic $1,050,000 186 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 rfa
Jacob De La Rose J. De La Rose 61 C 23 Sweden $900,000 186 $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 rfa
Michael Rasmussen M. Rasmussen 27 C 19 Canada $1,741,667 186 $894,166 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $850,000
Christoffer Ehn C. Ehn 70 LW 22 Sweden $925,000 186 $759,167 $742,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
defense - $25,082,083 # 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
Mike Green M. Green 25 RD 33 Canada $5,375,000 186 $5,375,000 $5,375,000 $5,375,000 ufa
Dan DeKeyser D. DeKeyser 65 LD 28 United States $5,000,000 186 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Niklas Kronwall N. Kronwall 55 LD 37 Sweden $4,750,000 186 $4,750,000 $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,500,000 $3,500,000 $1,750,000 ufa
Jonathan Ericsson J. Ericsson 52 LD 34 Sweden $4,250,000 186 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 ufa
Trevor Daley T. Daley 83 LD 35 Canada $3,166,667 186 $3,166,667 $4,000,000 $3,300,000 $2,200,000 ufa
Dennis Cholowski D. Cholowski 21 LD 20 Canada $925,000 186 $894,166 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Libor Sulak L. Sulak 47 D 24 Czech Republic $925,000 186 $833,750 $742,500 $925,000 rfa
Nick Jensen N. Jensen 3 RD 28 United States $812,500 186 $812,500 $800,000 $825,000 ufa
goalie - $8,291,667 # 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
Jimmy Howard J. Howard 35 G 34 United States $5,291,667 186 $5,291,667 $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $4,250,000 ufa
Jonathan Bernier J. Bernier 45 G 30 Canada $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 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
Jake Chelios J. Chelios 84 D 27 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Vili Saarijarvi V. Saarijarvi D 21 Finland $894,167 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $667,500 $650,000 rfa $182,500
Dominic Turgeon D. Turgeon 23 C 22 United States $894,167 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $667,500 $650,000 rfa $182,500
Luke Witkowski L. Witkowski 28 RW 28 United States $750,000 0 $0 $700,000 $800,000 ufa
Gustav Lindstrom G. Lindstrom RD 20 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
Patrik Rybar P. Rybar 34 G 25 Slovakia $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 rfa
Joe Hicketts J. Hicketts 2 D 22 Canada $635,000 0 $0 $585,000 $610,000 $605,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
Axel Holmstrom A. Holmstrom C 22 Sweden $894,167 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $742,500 $650,000 rfa $182,500
Dylan McIlrath D. McIlrath 4 D 26 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Brian Lashoff B. Lashoff 32 D 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Robbie Russo R. Russo 34 D 25 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
Dylan Sadowy D. Sadowy D 22 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $792,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Givani Smith G. Smith LW 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $767,500 rfa $157,500
Filip Hronek F. Hronek 17 RD 21 Czech Republic $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $767,500 rfa $157,500
Evgeny Svechnikov E. Svechnikov 37 LW 22 Russia $1,075,833 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500 rfa $212,500
David Pope D. Pope LW 24 Canada $1,437,500 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $425,000
Harri Sateri H. Sateri 31 G 28 Finland $750,000 0 $0 $750,000 ufa
Wade Megan W. Megan 22 C 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Chris Terry C. Terry 15 LW 29 Canada $675,000 0 $0 $675,000 $675,000 ufa
buyouts - $1,833,336 # 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
Stephen Weiss S. Weiss 90 Canada $1,666,670 $1,666,670 $1,066,670 $1,066,670 $2,566,670 $1,666,670 $1,666,670 $1,666,670
Xavier Ouellet X. Ouellet 61 Canada $166,666 $166,666 $166,666 $216,666

Detroit’s place as a premier NHL franchise has been gone for a few years now. The bottom-five seems like an inevitability, with even career years out of their whole roster still putting Detroit as an outside shot at a wild card.

With news recently coming out that captain Henrik Zetterberg’s lingering back injury will force him to miss at least the start of the schedule, and potentially the entire season, Detroit’s already depleted forward depth takes a huge hit. While Detroit has forever been home for veteran free agents to sign, Thomas Vanek, Frans Nielsen, Trevor Daley and Mike Green don’t exactly fire up the same level of excitement as they would’ve in, say, 2011.

Rookie Filip Zadina should give fans something to be excited about, but even if he’s able to pull off a Calder-type season, look no further to 2018 winner Mathew Barzal that it doesn’t necessarily lead to team success. There’s also the likely full-time debuts of 2016 and 2017 first-round picks Evgeny Svechnikov and Michael Rasmussen, but both still have much to prove about how their games will translate to the NHL level.

Contractually, this team is a mess. There’s currently no cap space, and seemingly almost everyone on the roster eligible for a no-move or no-trade clause managed to get one. At forward, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, Frans Nielsen and Justin Abdelkader remain on the roster for at least the next three years (assuming no buyouts occur), with the latter two being signed until 2022 and 2023, respectively.

It isn’t hard to argue that their defensive depth stacks up as the league’s worst, with the Athletic’s Craig Custance describing them as a team with three third pairs. Their six returning NHL defencemen are all 27 or older, with just Niklas Kronwall and Nick Jensen set to become UFAs after this year. Amazingly, they’re spending more on their defence this upcoming year than Nashville.

There are some intriguing options in the “D” prospect pipeline, but considering they haven’t drafted a defenceman in the front half of the first round since… Yves Racine in 1987, it’s nothing that will be able to flip their team around without multiple more acquisitions. They don’t have anyone who projects as a true top-pair guy, and we’ll likely see a merry-go-round of Detroit prospects navigating through the Red Wings roster over the next few seasons.

Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard provide a serviceable, if not outstanding tandem in net. Both have struggled at points in their careers but generally can put in an average performance, which is really all this team can ask for. Neither will likely be around the organization once their young core begins to hit their prime, so it’s almost a writeoff at this point.

Jeff Blashill enters his fourth season as Red Wings coach, with currently a playoff series loss and two years out of the playoffs under his resume so far. Although he hasn’t given fans much to be excited for under his tenure, it’s unlikely he’ll get the sack anytime soon as he has just about the lowest expectations in the league. General Manager Ken Holland seems content in riding things out, but it’s hard to understand why the team’s ownership group has decided he’s the man for the job. Most media reports show that Detroit doesn’t really want to commit to a full rebuild, and the greatest enemy might be themselves if they’re looking for a quick fix.

The thing about this team is you almost have to go through all the negatives before you can begin getting excited about the pieces they already have. Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou are all set for big years again, but they won’t likely be anywhere close to enough to drag Detroit out of the rut they’re stuck in right now.