Washington Capitals Team Salary Cap (18-19)

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

Last modified: November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am
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Total Cap Hit Cap Hit Bonus Cushion LTIR Replacement LTIR Cap Space Avg Age
$77,518,462 $600,000 $0 $-1,918,462 27
Player Info Player Player Salary Salary P. Bonus
forwards - $48,668,462 # 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
Alex Ovechkin A. Ovechkin 8 LW 33 Russia $9,538,462 186 $9,538,462 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 ufa
Evgeny Kuznetsov E. Kuznetsov 92 C 26 Russia $7,800,000 186 $7,800,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,400,000 $5,000,000 $8,000,000 $5,000,000
Nicklas Backstrom N. Backstrom 19 C 30 Sweden $6,700,000 186 $6,700,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $8,000,000 ufa
T.J. Oshie T. Oshie 77 RW 31 United States $5,750,000 186 $5,750,000 $8,000,000 $7,500,000 $6,500,000 $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $4,500,000
Tom Wilson T. Wilson 43 RW 24 Canada $5,166,667 186 $5,166,667 $6,100,000 $4,500,000 $4,100,000 $6,100,000 $4,100,000
Lars Eller L. Eller 20 C 29 Denmark $3,500,000 186 $3,500,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Andre Burakovsky A. Burakovsky 65 LW 23 Sweden $3,000,000 186 $3,000,000 $2,750,000 $3,250,000 rfa
Brett Connolly B. Connolly 10 RW 26 Canada $1,500,000 186 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 ufa
Dmitrij Jaskin D. Jaskin 23 LW 25 Russia $1,100,000 186 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 rfa
Devante Smith-Pelly D. Smith-Pelly 25 RW 26 Canada $1,000,000 186 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 rfa
Jakub Vrana J. Vrana 13 C 22 Czech Republic $1,363,333 186 $863,333 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500 rfa $600,000
Travis Boyd T. Boyd 72 C 25 United States $800,000 186 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 rfa
Chandler Stephenson C. Stephenson 18 C 24 Canada $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
Nic Dowd N. Dowd 26 C 28 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Jayson Megna J. Megna 15 RW 28 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
defense - $24,500,000 # 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
John Carlson J. Carlson 74 RD 28 United States $8,000,000 186 $8,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000
Matt Niskanen M. Niskanen 2 RD 31 United States $5,750,000 186 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 ufa
Dmitri Orlov D. Orlov 9 LD 27 Russia $5,100,000 186 $5,100,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000
Michal Kempny M. Kempny 6 LD 28 Czech Republic $2,500,000 186 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 ufa
Brooks Orpik B. Orpik 44 LD 38 United States $1,500,000 186 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 ufa
Madison Bowey M. Bowey 22 RD 23 Canada $1,000,000 186 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 rfa
Christian Djoos C. Djoos 29 LD 24 Sweden $650,000 186 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
goalie - $6,750,000 # 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
Braden Holtby B. Holtby 70 G 29 Canada $6,100,000 186 $6,100,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 ufa
Pheonix Copley P. Copley 1 G 26 United States $650,000 186 $650,000 $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
Ilya Samsonov I. Samsonov 21 Russia $1,475,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa $500,000
Vitek Vanecek V. Vanecek G 22 Czech Republic $863,333 0 $0 $692,500 $692,500 $692,500 $700,000 $750,000 rfa $82,500
Brian Pinho B. Pinho 64 C 23 United States $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $925,000 rfa
Tyler Lewington T. Lewington D 23 Canada $675,000 0 $0 $650,000 $700,000 rfa
Colby Williams C. Williams D 23 Canada $761,000 0 $0 $722,000 $780,000 rfa $20,000
Connor Hobbs C. Hobbs D 21 Canada $771,667 0 $0 $655,000 $730,000 $650,000 $700,000 rfa $70,000
Jonas Siegenthaler J. Siegenthaler D 21 Switzerland $863,333 0 $0 $667,500 $667,500 $667,500 $650,000 $750,000 rfa $182,500
Mason Mitchell M. Mitchell C 24 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $842,500 $925,000 rfa
Lucas Johansen L. Johansen D 21 Canada $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 rfa
Kris Bindulis K. Bindulis D 23 Latvia $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $842,500 rfa $132,500
Garrett Pilon G. Pilon C 20 United States $925,000 0 $0 $742,500 $792,500 $792,500 rfa $132,500
Hampus Gustafsson H. Gustafsson C 25 Sweden $925,000 0 $0 $842,500 $925,000 rfa
Beck Malenstyn B. Malenstyn C 20 Canada $800,000 0 $0 $730,000 $780,000 $780,000 rfa $20,000
Michael Sgarbossa M. Sgarbossa 14 C 26 Canada $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 rfa
Nathan Walker N. Walker 79 LW 24 Wales $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 rfa
Tobias Geisser T. Geisser LD 19 Switzerland $866,667 0 $0 $785,000 $785,000 $840,000 rfa $65,000
Aaron Ness A. Ness 55 D 28 United States $650,000 0 $0 $650,000 $650,000 ufa
Maximilian Kammerer M. Kammerer C 22 Germany $925,000 0 $0 $792,500 $892,500 $925,000 rfa $132,500
Mathias Bau-Hansen M. Bau-Hansen LW 25 Denmark $700,000 0 $0 $700,000 rfa
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby A. Jonsson-Fjallby LW 20 Sweden $860,000 0 $0 $805,000 $860,000 $915,000 rfa
Juuso Ikonen J. Ikonen RW 23 Finland $925,000 0 $0 $925,000 $925,000 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

Finally able to break through for the franchise’s first Stanley Cup win in 2018, Washington has the luxury of being able to achieve basically any level of success this season without too much pushback from the fanbase.

They weren’t supposed to win it this past year, but perhaps that’s a message spread across to elite teams that even just keeping together a very good roster is enough motivation to keep trying. Moves such as shipping out Marcus Johansson, not protecting Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft, and spending money on TJ Oshie that was far from a bargain with a new eight-year deal at $5.75 million per year, it looked like Washington would be in tough to repeat their Presidents’ Trophy campaign.

They finished off with 105 points, which wasn’t as strong as the year prior, but they remained a genuine contender in their own right. Things didn’t look great from when they were down 2-0 in the opening round against Columbus, but their perseverance finally paid off as they won 16 of the team’s next 22 games on the way to hockey’s greatest prize.

Philipp Grubauer was shipped out of town in a package deal for a draft which may not have been completely necessary, but it allowed them to get rid of Brooks Orpik’s cap hit, which was bought out by Colorado. The Capitals then responded by once again signing Orpik, proving the CBA to be completely insane.

The Capitals avoided a rough contract by allowing Jay Beagle to walk to Vancouver where he signed a four-year, $12 million, but in the same month then signed Tom Wilson to an six-year, $31-million deal that erased any saving they’d get in the Beagle deal.

John Carlson signed an extension worth 64-million this offseason, making him the second-highest paid defenceman in the whole league behind PK Subban. In terms of players who’ve already been locked up, Evgeny Kuznetsov is signed for seven more years, while Lars Eller is signed for five more years.

Alexander Ovechkin proved these past playoffs that he’s still got more left to give, even if his offseason training may have featured more drinking than ice time. Nicklas Backstrom has two years left at a cap hit of just $6.7 million.

There really isn’t much room for Washington to improve, and although it might be obvious, they’ll need just about everything to go right again if they’re able to repeat, or win a Cup in the near future.

The positive thing for Washington is cap concerns don’t seem nearly as bad when you’re looking up at a Stanley Cup banner in your home rink. Even if they’re unable to repeat their success with this current group, it’s hard to remember a Cup win in recent memory that meant more to a team and a city.

It’ll be interesting to see if Washington’s the latest victim of the Stanley Cup hangover, but they should, at the least, remain a playoff team for the foreseeable future.