Seattle Kraken Salary Cap

The Seattle Kraken, the NHL’s newest franchise, made a splash in their inaugural season and continue to be aggressive contenders. But like every NHL team, their success hinges on smart salary cap management. Let’s dive into the Seattle Kraken salary cap, their current cap space, and explore potential implications for the team’s future.

What is the Seattle Kraken Salary Cap?

The NHL salary cap is a limit on the total amount of money a team can spend on player salaries in a given season. This cap is set by the league and is designed to create parity. For the 2023-24 season, the salary cap is $83.5 million.

Kraken Cap Space: Where Do They Stand?

The Seattle Kraken currently have a bit of breathing room under the salary cap. Resources like CapFriendly provide up-to-date information on the Kraken’s cap situation. This cap space gives the Kraken flexibility to make moves at the trade deadline or during the offseason.

Seattle Kraken Payroll: Biggest Contracts

The Kraken have committed significant money to core players. Knowing their largest contracts is crucial to understanding their cap picture. Some notable big-ticket players include:

  • Vince Dunn: $7.35M AVV (Average Annual Value)
  • Philipp Grubauer: $5.9M AVV
  • Andre Burakovsky: $5.5M AVV
  • Jordan Eberle: $5.5M AVV

These contracts form a significant part of the Seattle Kraken salary cap structure.

How Can the Kraken Use Their Cap Space?

The Kraken’s cap space offers a few strategic options:

  • Trade Deadline Acquisitions: Target a key player to bolster their playoff push.
  • Re-Signing Key Players: Ensure their core pieces stay in Seattle.
  • Future Planning: Save cap space for potential big signings in free agency.

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Seattle Kraken Salary Cap – Kraken Cap Space

Eberle, Jordan "A"$5,500,000 UFAM-NTCRW33
Schwartz, Jaden "A"$5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 UFANMCLW31
Bjorkstrand, Oliver$5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 UFAM-NTCRW, LW28
Gourde, Yanni "A"$5,166,666 $5,166,666 UFAM-NTCC, LW, RW31
McCann, Jared$5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAM-NTCLW, C27
Wennberg, Alexander$4,500,000 UFAM-NTCC28
Tanev, Brandon$3,500,000 $3,500,000 UFAM-NTCLW, RW31
Yamamoto, Kailer$1,500,000 RFARW24
Tolvanen, Eeli$1,450,000 RFALW, RW24
Beniers, Matthew$897,500 RFAELC C20
Lind, Kole$775,000 RFARW24
Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard$775,000 UFA35+C, LW38
TOTAL$39,964,166 $24,566,666 $15,900,000 $5,000,000 28.3
Dunn, Vince$7,350,000 $7,350,000 $7,350,000 $7,350,000 UFALD/RD26
Oleksiak, Jamie$4,600,000 $4,600,000 $4,600,000 UFANTCLD/RD30
Larsson, Adam "A"$4,000,000 $4,000,000 UFAM-NTCRD30
Dumoulin, Brian$3,150,000 $3,150,000 UFAM-NTCLD31
Schultz, Justin$3,000,000 UFAM-NTCRD33
Borgen, William$2,700,000 $2,700,000 UFARD26
Fleury, Cale$800,000 $800,000 RFARD24
Megna, Jaycob$762,500 UFALD30
TOTAL$26,362,500 $22,600,000 $11,950,000 $7,350,000 28.8
Grubauer, Philipp$5,900,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 UFANTCG31
Driedger, Chris$3,500,000 UFAM-NTCG29
Daccord, Joey$1,200,000 $1,200,000 UFAG26
TOTAL$10,600,000 $7,100,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 28.7
INJURED RESERVE (1 - $5,500,000)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29TERMSPOSAGE
Burakovsky, André$5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 UFAM-NTCRW, LW28
TOTAL$5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 28
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $82,426,666 $59,766,666 $39,250,000 $23,750,000 --
PROJECTED CAP HIT $82,556,576 $59,766,666 $39,250,000 $23,750,000 $0 $0
SALARY CAP $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE $943,424 $27,733,334 $52,750,000 $68,250,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
CURRENT CAP SPACE $943,424 -----