Edmonton Oilers Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Edmonton Oilers 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
$78,545,334 $3,300,000 $5,500,000 $5,254,666 25
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $44,825,000 # 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
Connor McDavid C. McDavid 97 C 21 Canada $12,500,000 186 $12,500,000 $15,000,000 $14,000,000 $13,000,000 $15,000,000 $12,000,000
Leon Draisaitl L. Draisaitl 29 C 23 Germany $8,500,000 186 $8,500,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Milan Lucic M. Lucic 27 LW 30 Canada $6,000,000 186 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins R. Nugent-Hopkins 93 C 25 Canada $6,000,000 186 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Ryan Spooner R. Spooner 23 C 26 Canada $4,000,000 186 $3,100,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 ufa
Tobias Rieder T. Rieder 22 C 25 Germany $2,000,000 186 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 ufa
Zack Kassian Z. Kassian 44 RW 27 Canada $1,950,000 186 $1,950,000 $1,850,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 ufa
Drake Caggiula D. Caggiula 91 LW 24 Canada $1,500,000 186 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 rfa
Kyle Brodziak K. Brodziak 28 C 34 Canada $1,150,000 186 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 ufa
Ty Rattie T. Rattie 8 RW 25 Canada $800,000 186 $800,000 $800,000 rfa
Jujhar Khaira J. Khaira 16 LW 24 Canada $675,000 186 $675,000 $650,000 $700,000 rfa
Alex Chiasson A. Chiasson 39 RW 28 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
defense - $23,583,667 # 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
Andrej Sekera A. Sekera 2 LD 32 Slovakia $5,500,000 186 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Oscar Klefbom O. Klefbom 77 LD 25 Sweden $4,167,000 186 $4,167,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,169,000
Adam Larsson A. Larsson 6 RD 26 Sweden $4,166,667 186 $4,166,667 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,850,000 $5,050,000 $5,100,000 ufa
Kris Russell K. Russell 4 LD 31 Canada $4,000,000 186 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 ufa
Darnell Nurse D. Nurse 25 LD 23 Canada $3,200,000 186 $3,200,000 $3,200,000 $3,200,000 rfa
Matt Benning M. Benning 83 RD 24 Canada $1,900,000 186 $1,900,000 $1,800,000 $2,000,000 rfa
Jason Garrison J. Garrison 13 D 34 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Kevin Gravel K. Gravel 5 LD 26 United States $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 ufa
goalie - $6,666,667 # 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
Cam Talbot C. Talbot 33 G 31 Canada $4,166,667 186 $4,166,667 $4,150,000 $4,150,000 $4,200,000 ufa
Mikko Koskinen M. Koskinen 19 G 30 Finland $2,500,000 186 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 ufa
inactive - $3,470,000 # 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
Jesse Puljujarvi J. Puljujarvi 98 RW 20 Finland $3,425,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $2,500,000
Evan Bouchard E. Bouchard 75 RD 19 Canada $1,658,333 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $500,000
Kailer Yamamoto K. Yamamoto 56 RW 20 Canada $1,155,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $230,000
Ethan Bear E. Bear 74 RD 21 Canada $773,333 186 $695,000 $655,000 $655,000 $730,000 $700,000 rfa $70,000
Dmitri Samorukov D. Samorukov D 19 Russia $925,000 0 $0 $842,500 $892,500 $925,000 rfa $32,500
Al Montoya A. Montoya 35 G 33 United States $1,062,500 0 $0 $1,000,000 $1,125,000 ufa
Nolan Vesey N. Vesey LW 23 United States $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Mitch Callahan M. Callahan 15 LW 27 United States $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Ryan Stanton R. Stanton 20 D 29 Canada $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 $700,000 ufa
Brad Malone B. Malone 24 C 29 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Caleb Jones C. Jones D 21 United States $790,000 0 $0 $655,000 $655,000 $730,000 $700,000 rfa $70,000
Tyler Benson T. Benson 49 LW 20 Canada $894,167 0 $0 $792,500 $792,500 $892,500 $832,500 rfa $32,500
Shane Starrett S. Starrett G 24 United States $925,000 0 $0 $792,500 $842,500 rfa $82,500
Kirill Maksimov K. Maksimov LW 19 Russia $875,000 0 $0 $742,500 $787,500 $782,500 rfa $182,500
Tyler Vesel T. Vesel C 24 United States $850,000 0 $0 $735,000 rfa $115,000
Keegan Lowe K. Lowe 47 LD 25 United States $675,000 0 $0 $650,000 $700,000 ufa
Stuart Skinner S. Skinner G 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $817,500 rfa $182,500
Patrick Russell P. Russell RW 25 Denmark $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 rfa
Cooper Marody C. Marody C 21 United States $1,000,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $75,000
Alexandre Alain A. Alain C 21 Canada $776,667 0 $0 $730,000 $770,000 $760,000 rfa $70,000
John Persson J. Persson LW 26 Sweden $1,775,000 0 $0 $925,000 rfa $850,000
Ryan Mantha R. Mantha D 22 United States $925,000 0 $0 $842,500 $842,500 $925,000 rfa $82,500
Joseph Gambardella J. Gambardella C 24 United States $725,000 0 $0 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Dylan Wells D. Wells G 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
buyouts - $1,633,330 # 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
Benoit Pouliot B. Pouliot 67 Canada $1,333,330 $1,333,330 $1,333,330 $1,333,330 $1,333,330 $1,333,330
Eric Gryba E. Gryba 2 Canada $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000

The best thing you could say about the Edmonton Oilers is that they drafted last year’s Hart Trophy winner and the Art Ross winner. The worst thing you could say about them is that only one of those players still plays in Edmonton. While a healthy Connor McDavid has solidified himself as the league’s most dynamic offensive force, the same can not be said for the rest of the lineup. After Leon Draisaitl, there’s a drop off in top-tier forward talent. Consecutive offseasons of trading away Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in one-for-one trades has mostly backfired, as the Oilers now lack the scoring depth that should have been a staple of a team with so many high draft picks. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a solid top-six option, but he’s not a needle-mover in the sense that he’s never once posted above a 0.84 points per game mark.

The Andrej Sekera injury coming into a second consecutive season highlights what was a major concern in 2017-18. Forcing everyone to play up a spot in the lineup threw off the balance that worked for them well in 2016-17, and pretty much everyone became quickly exposed when they were thrown into rules that didn’t suit them. RFA Darnell Nurse remains unsigned, but should be hard to really mess up, whether he ends up with a bridge deal or something more long-term. Nurse likely won’t make too much money that it’ll be detrimental to the team’s cap situation, and is young enough that he can still be an NHL contributor for the entire length of whatever deal he signs.
2017 and 2016 first round draft picks Kailer Yamamoto and Jesse Puljujarvi both look to break into the NHL on full-time jobs, and could very well be the difference maker in deciding just how great the team’s offence reghally can be.

Both general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Todd McLellan begin the season on the hot seat from the get-go. Chiarelli wasn’t overly active this offseason, choosing to believe in the group that he’s constructed will be able to turn their luck around. Jakub Jerabek and Josh Currie are the only two free agents they’ve signed since July 1, with Jason Garrison and Scottie Upshall getting training camp invites on PTO contracts.

In net, the Oilers are counting on goaltender Cam Talbot to have a bounceback season, as his .908 save percentage wasn’t good enough to keep the Oilers within playoff contention. In a similar vein, Edmonton’s special teams almost have to be on the upswing, as the 31st ranked penalty kill at home, and 23rd best overall was a dagger to the team’s playoff hopes. Behind him, Mikko Koskinen starts the season as an unproven backup who has yet to play pro hockey in North America.
But the biggest elephant in the room with the Oilers is Milan Lucic, who with five years left on his deal worth $6 million per season had a career worst year in 2017-18. He scored just ten times, including a stretch from December 23rd until the end of the season where he hit the back of the net just once. While the two halves of his season may not The end result may be about in the same ballpark. When he signed his deal it seemed like he’d been brought in as a winger, but consistently sticking the two together and hoping things will get better might not be the best course of action.

The depth of the Oilers may come into question, with Connor McDavid again being forced to shoulder a heavy amount of the load. But even with McDavid putting up Art Ross-winning numbers, we’ve seen in the past with a similar roster that may not be enough if the luck doesn’t fall the Oilers’ way.