Florida Panthers Salary Cap: Breakdown & Cap Space Analysis

The Florida Panthers are an exciting NHL team with a dynamic roster, but even the most talented teams need to work within the constraints of the NHL’s salary cap. In this post, we’ll dive deep into the Florida Panthers salary cap, exploring their current Panthers cap space, player contracts, and how the team navigates these financial restrictions.

How Does the NHL Salary Cap Work?

The NHL salary cap is a league-wide limit on the amount of money teams can spend on player salaries in a given season. This cap is designed to promote parity within the league and prevent wealthier teams from dominating the competition.

The Florida Panthers’ Current Cap Situation

The Florida Panthers salaries currently put their cap hit close to the league’s maximum. This means they have limited Panthers cap space for the current season. Websites like CapFriendly offer an in-depth breakdown of player contracts, salaries, and the team’s overall cap situation.

Key Player Contracts

The Florida Panthers have several key players with substantial contracts that eat up a significant portion of their cap space. Understanding these large contracts is vital to grasping the team’s financial flexibility (or lack thereof).

Navigating the Salary Cap

The Florida Panthers’ front office faces the constant challenge of building a competitive roster while adhering to the salary cap. This involves making strategic trades, negotiating contracts, and potentially utilizing long-term injured reserve (LTIR) to gain flexibility.

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Understanding the Florida Panthers Salary Cap

Barkov, Aleksander "C"$10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 NMCC27
Tkachuk, Matthew$9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 RW25
Reinhart, Sam$6,500,000 $6,500,000 UFARW27
Bennett, Sam$4,425,000 $4,425,000 $4,425,000 UFAC26
Verhaeghe, Carter$4,166,667 $4,166,667 $4,166,667 UFALW27
Duclair, Anthony$3,000,000 $3,000,000 UFALW, RW27
Luostarinen, Eetu$1,500,000 $1,500,000 RFALW, C24
White, Colin$1,200,000 RFARW, C26
Cousins, Nick$1,100,000 $1,100,000 UFALW, C29
Lundell, Anton$925,000 $925,000 RFAELC C, LW21
Lomberg, Ryan$800,000 $800,000 UFALW28
Dalpe, Zac$750,000 $775,000$775,000 UFAC33
Smith, Givani$750,000 RFALW, RW25
Staal, Eric$750,000 UFA35+C38
TOTAL$45,366,667 $42,691,667 $28,866,667 $19,500,000 $19,500,000 $19,500,000 27.4
Ekblad, Aaron "A"$7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 UFANMCRD27
Montour, Brandon$3,500,000 $3,500,000 UFARD29
Forsling, Gustav$2,666,667 $2,666,667 UFALD26
Gudas, Radko$2,500,000 UFARD32
Benning, Michael$916,667 $916,667 $916,667 10.2(c) ELC RD21
Fitzgerald, Casey$750,000 RFARD26
Mahura, Josh$750,000 $925,000RFALD/RD25
Staal, Marc$750,000 UFA35+LD36
TOTAL$19,333,334 $15,508,334 $8,416,667 27.8
Bobrovsky, Sergei$10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 UFANMCG34
Fitzpatrick, Evan$750,000 UFA G6G25
Lyon, Alex$750,000 UFAG30
TOTAL$11,500,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 29.7
LONG-TERM INJURED RESERVE (1 - $5,300,000)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Hörnqvist, Patric$5,300,000 UFAM-NTCRW36
Salary Relief: $5,300,000
P.Bonus Relief: $0
TOTAL$5,300,000 36
NHLPA PLAYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (1 - $925,000)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Knight, Spencer$925,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 RFAELC G22
Salary Relief: $925,000$4,500,000
P.Bonus Relief: $1,566,667
TOTAL$925,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 22
BUYOUT HISTORY (2)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28
Yandle, Keith$5,391,667 $1,241,667 $1,241,667
Darling, Scott$1,183,333
TOTAL$6,575,000 $1,241,667 $1,241,667
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $82,425,001 $72,700,001 $51,783,334 $34,000,000 $19,500,000 $19,500,000
DEAD CAP HIT $6,575,000 $1,241,667 $1,241,667 ---
CARRYOVER BONUS OVERAGES $637,500 $212,500 ----
PROJECTED CAP HIT $87,391,384 $74,154,168 $53,025,001 $34,000,000 $19,500,000 $19,500,000
SALARY CAP $82,500,000 $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE $0 $9,345,832 $34,474,999 $58,000,000 $72,500,000 $72,500,000


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