Tampa Bay Lightning Team Salary Cap (18-19)

Team salary cap information for the Tampa Bay Lightning 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
$74,855,001 $1,215,000 $0 $1,359,999 26
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $44,610,834 # 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
Steven Stamkos S. Stamkos 91 C 28 Canada $8,500,000 186 $8,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,500,000
Ryan Callahan R. Callahan 24 RW 33 United States $5,800,000 186 $5,800,000 $6,000,000 $6,400,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $4,700,000 $4,700,000 ufa
Ondrej Palat O. Palat 18 LW 27 Czech Republic $5,300,000 186 $5,300,000 $5,600,000 $6,855,000 $5,300,000 $3,445,000 $5,300,000 ufa
J.T. Miller J. Miller 10 C 25 United States $5,250,000 186 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000
Tyler Johnson T. Johnson 9 C 28 United States $5,000,000 186 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,750,000 $5,500,000 $3,750,000 $5,500,000 $3,750,000
Nikita Kucherov N. Kucherov 86 RW 25 Russia $4,766,667 186 $4,766,667 $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $5,550,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000
Alex Killorn A. Killorn 17 C 29 Canada $4,450,000 186 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000 $4,450,000
Yanni Gourde Y. Gourde 37 LW 26 Canada $1,000,000 186 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $5,166,666 $5,166,666 $5,166,666 $5,166,666
Cedric Paquette C. Paquette 13 C 25 Canada $1,000,000 186 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 rfa
Adam Erne A. Erne 73 LW 23 United States $800,000 186 $800,000 $800,000 rfa
Anthony Cirelli A. Cirelli 71 C 21 Canada $925,000 186 $717,500 $667,500 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Danick Martel D. Martel 62 C 23 Canada $715,000 186 $715,000 $715,000 rfa
Brayden Point B. Point 21 C 22 Canada $894,167 186 $661,667 $667,500 $667,500 $667,500 $650,000 rfa $182,500
Cory Conacher C. Conacher 89 LW 28 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
defense - $25,534,167 # 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
Victor Hedman V. Hedman 77 LD 27 Sweden $7,875,000 186 $7,875,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Ryan McDonagh R. McDonagh 27 LD 29 United States $4,700,000 186 $4,700,000 $4,000,000 $4,300,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,100,000 $5,300,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000
Anton Stralman A. Stralman 6 RD 32 Sweden $4,500,000 186 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 ufa
Braydon Coburn B. Coburn 55 LD 33 Canada $3,700,000 186 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 ufa
Dan Girardi D. Girardi 5 RD 34 Canada $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $3,250,000 $2,750,000 ufa
Mikhail Sergachev M. Sergachev 98 LD 20 Russia $1,744,167 186 $894,167 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 rfa $850,000
Slater Koekkoek S. Koekkoek 29 LD 24 Canada $865,000 186 $865,000 $865,000 rfa
goalie - $5,300,000 # 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
Andrei Vasilevskiy A. Vasilevskiy 88 G 24 Russia $3,500,000 186 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 rfa
Louis Domingue L. Domingue 70 G 26 Canada $1,150,000 186 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 ufa
Ed Pasquale E. Pasquale 80 G 28 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $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
Matt Spencer M. Spencer D 21 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $692,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $132,500
Mitchell Stephens M. Stephens C 21 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Jonne Tammela J. Tammela 47 RW 21 Finland $690,000 0 $0 $638,888 $716,112 $715,000 rfa
Dennis Yan D. Yan LW 21 United States $925,000 0 $0 $667,500 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Mathieu Joseph M. Joseph 7 LW 21 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $742,500 rfa $182,500
Connor Ingram C. Ingram G 21 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $742,500 $792,500 rfa $182,500
Boris Katchouk B. Katchouk LW 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Taylor Raddysh T. Raddysh RW 20 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Alexander Volkov A. Volkov C 21 Russia $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Oleg Sosunov O. Sosunov D 20 Russia $724,067 0 $0 $722,200 $700,000 $750,000 rfa
Alexei Lipanov A. Lipanov C 19 Russia $925,000 0 $0 $792,500 $792,500 $842,500 rfa $132,500
Erik Cernak E. Cernak 81 RD 21 Slovakia $894,167 0 $0 $697,500 $697,500 $722,500 $685,000 rfa $147,500
Daniel Walcott D. Walcott LD 24 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
Andy Andreoff A. Andreoff 15 C 27 Canada $677,500 0 $0 $675,000 $680,000 ufa
Cameron Gaunce C. Gaunce 33 D 28 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Dominik Masin D. Masin 74 D 22 Czech Republic $894,167 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $925,000 $832,500 rfa
Callan Foote C. Foote 52 D 19 United States $1,425,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $500,000
Otto Somppi O. Somppi C 20 Finland $800,000 0 $0 $730,000 $780,000 $780,000 rfa $70,000
Michael Bournival M. Bournival 78 LW 26 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 ufa
Carter Verhaeghe C. Verhaeghe 54 C 23 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
Gabriel Dumont G. Dumont 40 C 28 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Ben Thomas B. Thomas D 22 Canada $690,003 0 $0 $638,888 $716,122 $715,000 rfa
buyouts - $1,833,330 # 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
Matt Carle M. Carle 25 United States $1,833,330 $1,833,330 $1,833,330 $1,833,330 $1,833,330 $1,833,330

It isn’t hard to say that the Tampa Bay Lightning come into this season once again as Stanley Cup favourites. Though they ultimately fell to Washington in a seven-game thriller in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Tampa contingent remains largely unchanged from arguably the game’s best all-around side. Though they fell just short of winning the Presidents’ Trophy, Tampa came out of the gate hot to start last season and didn’t really let up, winning top seed in the Eastern Conference before winning two rounds in the playoffs. After missing the postseason by a single point in 2017, it was an admirable comeback, despite the disappointing finish. Had one single Game 7 gone differently, it could have been a completely different makeup of names etched onto Lord Stanley’s mug.

Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos give the team two legitimate Hart Trophy threats up front, while Victor Hedman is fresh off of his first-ever Norris Trophy. Andrei Vasilevskiy has shown flashes of being among the game’s elite, but his career .917 save percentage suggests he’s perhaps just in the “very good” category. Head coach Jon Cooper appears to be a players’ coach, with the entire organization being run first-rate with one of the loudest fanbases in the league.

Steve Yzerman’s done a very respectable job navigating salary cap concerns in his years as GM, with eight players signed until 2022 or later. That would be a negative on many teams, but Tampa has a history of signing team-friendly deals and their superstars have been no exception.

This offseason, Ryan McDonagh signed a deal worth $6.75 million per year over the next seven years, a deal which comes with a no-trade clause. If McDonagh declines (which seems likely as he’ll be 36 by the time it expires) it could become the team’s most problematic contract, but it’s quite possible the team’s won the Stanley Cup several times over by then and doesn’t particularly care about that. Meanwhile, Kucherov’s sweetheart cap hit of $4.76 million expires after this year, where he’ll be paid much more fairly at $9.5 million over the next eight seasons.

Beyond the three superstars on their roster, what really makes the team’s offence click is the talent level found from their secondary forwards. Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde both had breakout seasons, contributing 66 and 64 points respectively. They’re a team full of unsung heros, with players like Anton Stralman and Cory Conacher still being able to key roles.

The team also benefited well from the Jonathan Drouin/ Mikhail Sergachev swap, getting a young defender in exchange for a young winger, which they had an abundance of. Sergachev has two years left on his entry level deal, after which he’s likely to command a hefty extension contract.

The team will be in tough to repeat as division champions with Toronto and Boston nipping at their heels, but they shouldn’t have much trouble with the rest of the division.