Pittsburgh Penguins Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Pittsburgh Penguins 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
$79,354,999 $132,500 $0 $-4,222,499 28
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $46,184,167 # 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
Evgeni Malkin E. Malkin 71 C 32 Russia $9,500,000 186 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 ufa
Sidney Crosby S. Crosby 87 C 31 Canada $8,700,000 186 $8,700,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $10,900,000 $10,900,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,600,000 $9,000,000 $3,000,000
Phil Kessel P. Kessel 81 RW 31 United States $8,000,000 186 $6,800,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Patric Hornqvist P. Hornqvist 72 RW 31 Sweden $5,300,000 186 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000
Tanner Pearson T. Pearson 14 LW 26 Canada $3,750,000 186 $3,750,000 $3,500,000 $3,800,000 $3,850,000 $3,850,000 ufa
Bryan Rust B. Rust 17 RW 26 United States $3,500,000 186 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 ufa
Derick Brassard D. Brassard 19 C 31 Canada $5,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 ufa
Riley Sheahan R. Sheahan 15 C 26 Canada $2,100,000 186 $2,100,000 $2,100,000 ufa
Dominik Simon D. Simon 12 LW 24 Czech Republic $750,000 186 $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 rfa
Daniel Sprong D. Sprong 41 RW 21 Netherlands $750,000 186 $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 rfa
Jake Guentzel J. Guentzel 59 LW 24 United States $925,000 186 $734,167 $667,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $132,500
Derek Grant D. Grant 38 C 28 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Matt Cullen M. Cullen 7 C 42 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
defense - $27,895,832 # 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
Kris Letang K. Letang 58 RD 31 Canada $7,250,000 186 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 ufa
Justin Schultz J. Schultz 4 RD 28 Canada $5,500,000 186 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 ufa
Brian Dumoulin B. Dumoulin 8 LD 27 United States $4,099,999 186 $4,099,999 $4,099,999 $4,099,999 $4,099,999 $4,099,999 $4,099,999 $4,099,999
Olli Maatta O. Maatta 3 LD 24 Finland $4,083,333 186 $4,083,333 $4,083,300 $4,083,300 $4,083,300 $4,083,300 $4,083,300 $4,083,500 ufa
Jack Johnson J. Johnson 73 LD 31 United States $3,250,000 186 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000
Jamie Oleksiak J. Oleksiak 6 LD 25 Canada $2,137,500 186 $2,137,500 $1,950,000 $1,962,500 $2,500,000 ufa
Juuso Riikola J. Riikola 50 LD 25 Finland $1,775,000 186 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $850,000
Chad Ruhwedel C. Ruhwedel 2 RD 28 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
goalie - $5,100,000 # 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
Matt Murray M. Murray 30 G 24 Canada $3,750,000 186 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 $3,750,000 rfa
Tristan Jarry T. Jarry 35 G 23 Canada $675,000 186 $675,000 $650,000 $700,000 rfa
Casey DeSmith C. DeSmith 1 G 27 United States $675,000 186 $675,000 $700,000 $650,000 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
Jimmy Hayes J. Hayes 11 RW 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Zach Trotman Z. Trotman 5 D 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Linus Olund L. Olund C 21 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
John Muse J. Muse 40 G 30 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Stefan Elliott S. Elliott 24 D 27 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Kevin Czuczman K. Czuczman 27 D 27 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Tobias Lindberg T. Lindberg 25 RW 23 Sweden $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
Zach Aston-Reese Z. Aston-Reese 46 LW 24 United States $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Jeff Taylor J. Taylor 52 D 24 United States $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Anthony Angello A. Angello C 22 United States $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 rfa $182,500
Frederik Tiffels F. Tiffels LW 23 Germany $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Adam Johnson A. Johnson C 24 United States $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Alex D'Orio A. D'Orio G 19 Canada $716,667 0 $0 $700,000 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Jordy Bellerive J. Bellerive C 19 Canada $716,667 0 $0 $700,000 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Sam Miletic S. Miletic C 21 United States $710,000 0 $0 $680,000 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Garrett Wilson G. Wilson 10 LW 27 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Chris Summers C. Summers 55 D 30 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
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

While the Pittsburgh Penguins saw their two-Cup streak fall to an end in 2018, it would be foolish to assume that their Cup window has suddenly closed. Carrying Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin basically makes them a contender every year until those two retire, as it’s one of the best one-two combinations the NHL has ever seen. Phil Kessel had a career year with 92 points to round out the team’s three offensive superstars. Just 11 teams had a single player top 85 points, while Pittsburgh had three.

After that, the questions around the team’s offensive depth come into play, but we’ve seen Pittsburgh cycle through a cavalcade of wingers throughout the years without it really hurting their bottom line. Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel put up seasons of 49 and 48 points respectively last year. Depth piece Conor Sheary was moved out in order to shed Matt Hunwick’s salary.

Third-line centre Derick Brassard is on his final year of his deal, which GM Jim Rutherford somehow coaxed Ottawa into retaining salary on. At 31, he’s still likely got another short contract’s worth of NHL-level contributions left in him, but they’d also be wise to likely not fall victim into signing anything in the 6-8 year range for a player projected to play in their bottom-six.

On defence, things get a little murky. Fair or not, Kris Letang’s health is always in question, although he did manage to stay healthy, contributing 51 points in 79 games this past year. Beyond him, it’s far from the most impressive group, but names like Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz bring in some level of talent to the squad.

Matt Murray is still working to prove himself as more than a rookie sensation, as he posted just a .907 save percentage last year in his first season as the team’s undisputed #1. As a unit, the team allowed the 20th most goals in the NHL last season, a mark they’ll likely have to improve on if they’re looking to make another deep run.

However, the Penguins should look no further than the Chicago Blackhawks to see how quickly a dynasty can go south. Swept by Nashville in the 2017 playoffs, Chicago missed the postseason entirely last year, with an aging core looking nothing like the juggernaut that won them three championships within a six-season span. They should still finish near the top of the league, but we’re getting closer to the time when that won’t be a certainty anymore.