Carolina Hurricanes Salary Cap Breakdown: Analysis and Projections

The Carolina Hurricanes have been a force to be reckoned with in recent seasons, and their shrewd salary cap management is a major reason for their success. In this post, we’ll dive deep into the Hurricanes’ cap space, player contracts, and how they navigate the NHL’s complex salary cap rules.

Understanding the Carolina Hurricanes’ Salary Cap

The NHL salary cap sets a limit on the total amount teams can spend on player salaries. Every team must stay under the cap ceiling to compete. The Carolina Hurricanes must carefully manage their payroll to assemble a competitive roster while staying cap compliant.

Hurricanes Cap Space – What Does It Mean?

Cap space is the difference between the current Carolina Hurricanes salaries and the upper limit set by the salary cap. This space allows them flexibility. They can use it to sign new players, make trades, or re-sign existing stars. Teams with ample cap space are in favorable positions, especially at the trade deadline.

Examining Key Carolina Hurricanes Salaries

The Hurricanes have a well-balanced payroll. Star players like Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov, and Brent Burns command hefty salaries. However, the team also boasts cost-effective depth options. This balance gives them flexibility in roster building.

Staying Cap Friendly: Carolina Hurricanes’ Approach

The Carolina Hurricanes maintain a strong reputation for savvy cap management. They frequently utilize creative contract structures, including performance bonuses and strategically placed buyout clauses. This gives them potential wiggle room and keeps their salary cap situation healthy.

The Future of the Hurricanes’ Salary Cap

The Hurricanes have some significant contracts expiring in the coming years, potentially freeing up cap space for signings or bold moves. Keeping an eye on their payroll is important as fans look toward the team’s future.

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Carolina Hurricanes Salary Cap – Hurricanes Cap Space

Aho, Sebastian$8,460,250 $9,750,000$9,750,000 $9,750,000 $9,750,000 $9,750,000 C26
Teräväinen, Teuvo$5,400,000 UFAM-NTCLW, RW28
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi$4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 $4,820,000 C23
Bunting, Michael$4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 UFAM-NTCLW27
Necas, Martin$3,000,000 RFARW, C24
Staal, Jordan "C"$2,900,000 $2,900,000 $2,900,000 $2,900,000 UFANMCC, LW34
Fast, Jesper$2,400,000 $2,400,000 UFANTCRW31
Martinook, Jordan "A"$1,800,000 UFALW, RW31
Drury, Jack$925,000 RFAELC C23
Jarvis, Seth$894,167 RFAELCRW21
Lemieux, Brendan$800,000 UFALW, RW27
Noesen, Stefan$762,500 UFALW, RW30
TOTAL$36,661,917 $24,370,000 $21,970,000 $17,470,000 $14,570,000 $14,570,000 27.1
Orlov, Dmitry$7,750,000 $7,750,000 UFALD32
Slavin, Jaccob "A"$5,300,000 $5,300,000 UFAM-NTCLD29
Burns, Brent$5,280,000 $5,280,000 UFARSM-NTCRD38
Skjei, Brady$5,250,000 UFAM-NTCLD29
Pesce, Brett$4,025,000 UFAM-NTCRD28
Deangelo, Anthony$1,675,000 UFARD27
Coghlan, Dylan$850,000 RFARD25
Chatfield, Jalen$762,500 UFARD27
TOTAL$30,892,500 $18,330,000 29.4
Andersen, Frederik$3,400,000 $3,400,000 UFAM-NTCG33
Kochetkov, Pyotr$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 UFAG24
Raanta, Antti$1,500,000 UFAG34
TOTAL$6,900,000 $5,400,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 30.3
INJURED RESERVE (1 - $7,750,000)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29TERMSPOSAGE
Svechnikov, Andrei$7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 LW, RW23
TOTAL$7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 $7,750,000 23
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $82,204,417 $55,850,000 $31,720,000 $27,220,000 $22,320,000 $22,320,000
PROJECTED CAP HIT $82,654,417 $55,850,000 $31,720,000 $27,220,000 $22,320,000 $22,320,000
SALARY CAP $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE $845,583 $31,650,000 $60,280,000 $64,780,000 $69,680,000 $69,680,000
CURRENT CAP SPACE $845,583 -----


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