Montreal Canadiens Team Salary Cap (18-19)

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

Last modified: November 27, 2018 at 12:31 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
$78,824,642 $782,500 $0 $-3,042,142 26
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $32,727,500 # 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
Jonathan Drouin J. Drouin 92 C 23 Canada $5,500,000 186 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Tomas Tatar T. Tatar 90 LW 28 Slovakia $5,300,000 186 $4,800,000 $6,000,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,200,000 ufa
Andrew Shaw A. Shaw 65 RW 27 Canada $3,900,000 186 $3,900,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,250,000 $2,750,000 $2,900,000 ufa
Brendan Gallagher B. Gallagher 11 RW 26 Canada $3,750,000 186 $3,750,000 $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $2,750,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,750,000 ufa
Max Domi M. Domi 13 C 23 Canada $3,150,000 186 $3,150,000 $3,150,000 $3,150,000 rfa
Phillip Danault P. Danault 24 C 25 Canada $3,083,333 186 $3,083,333 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,250,000 ufa
Joel Armia J. Armia 40 RW 25 Finland $1,850,000 186 $1,850,000 $1,850,000 rfa
Matthew Peca M. Peca 63 RW 25 Canada $1,300,000 186 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 ufa
Paul Byron P. Byron 41 C 29 Canada $1,166,667 186 $1,166,667 $1,300,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,800,000 $4,000,000 $2,800,000
Nicolas Deslauriers N. Deslauriers 20 LW 27 Canada $950,000 186 $950,000 $950,000 $950,000 ufa
Jesperi Kotkaniemi J. Kotkaniemi 15 C 18 Finland $3,425,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $2,500,000
Nikita Scherbak N. Scherbak 21 LW 22 Russia $1,063,333 186 $863,333 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500 rfa $175,000
Artturi Lehkonen A. Lehkonen 62 LW 23 Finland $925,000 186 $839,167 $667,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Charles Hudon C. Hudon 54 LW 24 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
defense - $19,593,809 # 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
Shea Weber S. Weber 6 RD 33 Canada $7,857,143 0 $7,857,143 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $3,000,000
Jeff Petry J. Petry 26 RD 31 United States $5,500,000 186 $5,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 ufa
David Schlemko D. Schlemko 21 LD 31 Canada $2,100,000 186 $2,100,000 $2,500,000 $2,250,000 $1,850,000 $1,800,000 ufa
Jordie Benn J. Benn 8 LD 31 Canada $1,100,000 186 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 ufa
Noah Juulsen N. Juulsen 58 RD 21 Canada $1,063,333 186 $863,333 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500 rfa $425,000
Victor Mete V. Mete 53 LD 20 Canada $870,000 186 $748,333 $742,500 $742,500 $760,000 rfa $182,500
Mike Reilly M. Reilly 28 LD 25 United States $725,000 186 $725,000 $675,000 $775,000 rfa
Xavier Ouellet X. Ouellet 61 LD 25 Canada $700,000 186 $700,000 $700,000 rfa
goalie - $11,450,000 # 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
Carey Price C. Price 31 G 31 Canada $10,500,000 186 $10,500,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $9,750,000 $13,000,000 $7,750,000
Antti Niemi A. Niemi 37 G 35 Finland $950,000 186 $950,000 $950,000 ufa
other - $3,600,000 # 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
Karl Alzner K. Alzner 27 LD 30 Canada $4,625,000 186 $3,600,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,625,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 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
Max Pacioretty M. Pacioretty 67 LW 30 United States $4,500,000 0 $0 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Michael McCarron M. McCarron 34 RW 23 United States $874,125 0 $0 $874,125 rfa
Jeremiah Addison J. Addison 64 LW 22 Canada $720,000 0 $0 $720,000 $700,000 $740,000 rfa
Jake Evans J. Evans C 22 Canada $1,350,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $425,000
Michal Moravick M. Moravick LD 24 Czech Republic $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
David Sklenicka D. Sklenicka LD 22 Czech Republic $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Brett Lernout B. Lernout 36 RD 23 Canada $825,000 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $660,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
Byron Froese B. Froese 42 C 27 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Daniel Audette D. Audette C 22 United States $650,000 0 $0 $640,000 $640,000 $650,000 rfa
Charlie Lindgren C. Lindgren 39 G 24 United States $737,500 0 $0 $700,000 $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 ufa
Antoine Waked A. Waked RW 22 Canada $726,667 0 $0 $720,000 $710,000 $750,000 rfa
Nick Suzuki N. Suzuki 88 C 19 Canada $1,387,500 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $425,000
Michael McNiven M. McNiven G 21 Canada $703,333 0 $0 $645,000 $650,000 $650,000 $700,000 rfa $55,000
Will Bitten W. Bitten C 20 Canada $910,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $880,000 rfa $182,500
Michael Pezzetta M. Pezzetta C 20 Canada $743,333 0 $0 $720,000 $760,000 $750,000 rfa
Hayden Verbeek H. Verbeek C 21 Canada $776,667 0 $0 $730,000 $770,000 $760,000 rfa $70,000
Lukas Vejdemo L. Vejdemo C 22 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $842,500 rfa $182,500
Michael Chaput M. Chaput 43 C 26 Canada $675,000 0 $0 $675,000 $675,000 ufa
Kenny Agostino K. Agostino 47 LW 26 United States $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 ufa
Brett Kulak B. Kulak 17 LD 24 Canada $900,000 0 $0 $900,000 rfa
Hunter Shinkaruk H. Shinkaruk 45 C 24 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
buyouts - $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

The 2016-17 Atlantic Division champions struggled mightily last season, and quickly became Les laughingstock of the league. If it wasn’t for a disastrous season out of their neighbours in Ottawa, Montreal could have been the league’s most disappointing team last year.

The 2012 #3 overall pick, Alex Galchenyuk was moved out of town after, well, not even a disappointing season, but one where he hit 51 points in 82 games, the second highest of his career.

Montreal’s biggest offseason acquisition in that trade— Max Domi — struggled to score goals last season, potting just nine over 82 games.

It’s been said in the past that the Canadiens live and die by how well Carey Price does, and last season that could not be more true. Price had the worst season he’s had since, well, his ten AHL games in 2007-08, pasting an abysmal .900 save percentage. It cannot be understated how crucial a return to form for Price is, especially as he kicks of the first year of an eight-year, $84-million deal.

Captain Max Pacioretty seems to be doing and saying all the right things, but his time with the organization appears like it’s going to be heading for a swift end soon. With only one year left on his deal and the team’s competitive window not currently open, Pacioretty might be shipped out of town before the season even gets going. It could end up being one of those situations where it all gets patched over and he ends up signing long-term, but current optics suggest he’s at the very least in his final year with the Canadiens.

Top pairing defender Shea Weber starts the season sitting out once again, sidelined currently with a knee injury that could cause him to miss over half the season. Like Price, he also has a gargantuan contract that will be tough to live up to, making $7.8 million until the end of 2025-2026. It’s tough to harp on someone for being injured, but it’s hard to say the Canadiens would likely have taken a mulligan on the Weber-for-PK Subban swap if they were given one.

Jonathan Drouin and Brendan Gallagher remain the team’s top two scoring threats, which probably isn’t a great sign when you consider they put up just 46 and 54 points last season.

Forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi was selected third overall, and while he’s in the centre role the Canadiens have been coveting seemingly forever, could possibly also have been acquired by trading down in the draft as most projections had him being selected fifth or later.

General Manager Marc Bergevin is never afraid to make a bold move, but right now, it doesn’t appear like any quick fixes can really turn this ship around right away.

If we see a Carey Price Vezina performance again, Montreal could be on the bubble, but it’s much more likely we’re going to see John Tavares (who refused to meet with Montreal, despite the team clearing out cap space to sign him) turnstiling Karl Alzner for his third goal of the night four nights a season.