Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap: Breakdown and Cap Space Analysis

The Detroit Red Wings, one of the NHL’s Original Six franchises, are in an exciting phase of rebuilding. With a mix of young stars and savvy veterans, the Red Wings are looking to make a splash in the coming seasons. But to do that, they’ll need to navigate the NHL’s salary cap with precision. Let’s dive into the details of the Detroit Red Wings salary cap and their available cap space.

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Breakdown

The NHL salary cap sets a limit on how much teams can spend on player salaries each season. Understanding the Red Wings’ salary commitments is key to grasping their financial flexibility. Resources like CapFriendly offer an in-depth look at the Detroit Red Wings’ cap situation, including:

  • Individual Player Contracts: See breakdowns of each player’s salary, cap hit, contract length, and potential bonuses.
  • Red Wings Payroll: Get a big-picture view of how much the Wings are spending on forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders.
  • Red Wings Cap Space: This crucial figure represents how much money the Red Wings have available to sign new players, make trades, or re-sign their own free agents.

Factors Affecting the Red Wings Cap Space

The Red Wings’ cap space isn’t a static number. Here’s what can change it:

  • Trades: Acquiring players often means taking on additional salary, while trading players away can free up cap space.
  • Injuries: If players are placed on long-term injured reserve (LTIR), their cap hit may not count against the cap, providing temporary relief.
  • Buyouts: Buying out a player’s contract creates a cap penalty, but it can also open up long-term cap space.

Smart Cap Management is Key for the Red Wings

General Manager Steve Yzerman is known for his shrewd financial management. The Red Wings will need to balance short-term competitiveness with long-term sustainability. This means making smart decisions on free agent signings, utilizing contract structures to their advantage, and potentially exploring creative trades.

Staying Updated with the Detroit Red Wings

Want the latest on the Detroit Red Wings salary cap, potential trades, and their upcoming schedule? Our website is your go-to resource. We provide regular updates on the Red Wings cap situation, breaking NHL trade rumors, and their complete Red Wings TV schedule so you never miss a game.

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap | Red Wings Cap Space

Larkin, Dylan "C"$8,700,000 $8,700,000 $8,700,000 $8,700,000 $8,700,000 $8,700,000 NTCC26
DeBrincat, Alex$7,875,000 $7,875,000 $7,875,000 $7,875,000 UFALW, RW25
Copp, Andrew$5,625,000 $5,625,000 $5,625,000 $5,625,000 UFAM-NTCC, LW, RW29
Compher, J.T.$5,100,000 $5,100,000 $5,100,000 $5,100,000 $5,100,000 UFAM-NTCC, RW28
Perron, David$4,750,000 UFAM-NTCRW, LW35
Fabbri, Robby$4,000,000 $4,000,000 UFALW, C27
Kostin, Klim$2,000,000 $2,000,000 RFALW, RW24
Sprong, Daniel$2,000,000 UFARW, LW26
Fischer, Christian$1,125,000 UFARW, LW26
Berggren, Jonatan$925,000 RFAELC RW, LW22
Raymond, Lucas$925,000 RFAELC RW, LW21
Veleno, JosephRFAC23
TOTAL$43,025,000 $33,300,000 $27,300,000 $27,300,000 $13,800,000 $8,700,000 26
Chiarot, Ben$4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 UFAM-NTCLD/RD32
Gostisbehere, Shayne$4,125,000 UFAM-NTCLD/RD30
Holl, Justin$3,400,000 $3,400,000 $3,400,000 UFAM-NTCRD31
Walman, Jake$3,400,000 $3,400,000 $3,400,000 UFAM-NTCLD27
Määttä, Olli$3,000,000 $3,000,000 UFALD28
Lindström, Gustav$950,000 RFARD24
Seider, Moritz$863,333 RFAELCRD22
TOTAL$20,488,333 $14,550,000 $11,550,000 27.7
Husso, Ville$4,750,000 $4,750,000 UFAM-NTCG28
Reimer, James$1,500,000 UFA35+M-NTCG35
TOTAL$6,250,000 $4,750,000 31.5
INJURED RESERVE (1 - $1,460,000)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29TERMSPOSAGE
Rasmussen, Michael$1,460,000 RFAC, LW24
TOTAL$1,460,000 24
RETAINED SALARY (1)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29
Vrána, Jakub$2,625,000
BUYOUT HISTORY (2)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29.
Abdelkader, Justin$1,055,556 $1,055,556 $1,055,556
Yamamoto, Kailer$433,334 $533,334
TOTAL$1,488,890 $1,588,890 $1,055,556
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $71,223,333 $52,600,000 $38,850,000 $27,300,000 $13,800,000 $8,700,000
DEAD CAP HIT $4,113,890 $1,588,890 $1,055,556 ---
PROJECTED CAP HIT $75,337,223 $54,188,890 $39,905,556 $27,300,000 $13,800,000 $8,700,000
SALARY CAP $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE $8,162,777 $33,311,110 $52,094,444 $64,700,000 $78,200,000 $83,300,000
CURRENT CAP SPACE $8,162,777 -----


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