Nashville Predators Salary Cap Breakdown

The salary cap: It’s the financial backbone of the NHL, and understanding its implications is key to following any team’s moves. Today, we’re diving into the Nashville Predators salary cap situation, breaking down their current spending, potential cap space, and how it might impact their future.

Nashville Predators Salaries: Where Does the Money Go?

The Predators payroll is currently top-heavy, with a few star players commanding significant portions of the salary cap. Roman Josi, Ryan McDonagh, and Filip Forsberg lead the pack in terms of individual contracts. This structure leaves the team with strategic decisions to make when it comes to filling out the rest of the roster with a combination of promising young players and savvy veterans.

Preds Cap Space: Room to Maneuver?

As of right now, the Nashville Predators have limited cap space. This restricts their ability to make major splashes in free agency or via blockbuster trades. However, savvy general managers can work wonders, and Nashville’s GM, Barry Trotz, has a reputation for finding creative ways to improve his team within financial constraints.

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If you want to stay on top of every Predators cap move, websites like CapFriendly are your best friend. They provide detailed breakdowns of player contracts, cap hits, and potential dead cap space – essential knowledge for any dedicated fan.

The Blues Picture: A Cap Space Contrast

It’s interesting to note that the St. Louis Blues, the Predators’ Central Division rivals, currently boast significantly more cap space. This puts them in a position to be potential buyers at the trade deadline, while Nashville may need to get creative if they want to make roster upgrades.

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Nashville Predators Salary Cap – Predators Cap Space

O'Reilly, Ryan$4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 UFAC32
Nyquist, Gustav$3,185,000 $3,185,000 UFALW, RW33
Sissons, Colton$2,857,143 $2,857,143 $2,857,143 UFAC, RW29
Glass, Cody$2,500,000 $2,500,000 RFAC24
Trenin, Yakov$1,700,000 UFALW, C26
Tomasino, Philip$863,333 RFALW, RW22
Pärssinen, Juuso$850,833 RFAC22
Gurianov, Denis$850,000 UFARW, LW26
Novak, Thomas$800,000 UFAC26
Evangelista, Luke$797,500 $797,500 RFARW21
Jankowski, Mark$775,000 UFAC, LW28
Sherwood, Kiefer$775,000 UFALW, RW28
Smith, Cole$775,000 UFARW, LW27
TOTAL$21,228,809 $13,839,643 $7,357,143 $4,500,000 26.5
Josi, Roman "C"$9,059,000 $9,059,000 $9,059,000 $9,059,000 $9,059,000 UFALD33
McDonagh, Ryan$6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 UFALD34
Barrie, Tyson$4,500,000 UFARD32
Schenn, Luke$2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 UFARD33
Carrier, Alexandre$2,500,000 UFARD26
Fabbro, Dante$2,500,000 RFARD25
Lauzon, Jérémy$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 UFALD/RD26
TOTAL$30,059,000 $20,559,000 $20,559,000 $9,059,000 $9,059,000 29.9
Saros, Juuse$5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAG28
Lankinen, Kevin$2,000,000 UFAG28
TOTAL$7,000,000 $5,000,000 28
INJURED RESERVE2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29POSAGE
Forsberg, Filip "A"$8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 LW29
TOTAL$8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 29
RETAINED SALARY2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29
Johansen, Ryan$4,000,000 $4,000,000
Ekholm, Mattias$250,000 $250,000 $250,000
TOTAL$4,250,000 $4,250,000 $250,000
BUYOUT HISTORY2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29
Duchene, Matt$2,555,556 $5,555,556 $6,555,556 $1,555,556 $1,555,556 $1,555,556
Turris, Kyle$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
TOTAL$4,555,556 $7,555,556 $8,555,556 $3,555,556 $3,555,556 $1,555,556
Cap Hit Statistics
 ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT$66,787,809 $47,898,643 $36,416,143 $22,059,000 $17,559,000 $8,500,000
 DEAD CAP HIT$8,805,556 $11,805,556 $8,805,556 $3,555,556 $3,555,556 $1,555,556
 PROJECTED CAP HIT$75,593,365 $59,704,199 $45,221,699 $25,614,556 $21,114,556 $10,055,556
 SALARY CAP$83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
 PROJECTED CAP SPACE$7,906,635 $27,795,801 $46,778,301 $66,385,444 $70,885,444 $81,944,444
 CURRENT CAP SPACE$7,906,635 -----


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