Toronto Maple Leafs Salary Cap: Breakdown & Cap Space Analysis

As a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, you know the salary cap is a constant source of discussion and speculation. How much cap space do the Leafs have? Which players are taking up the most room? How does this impact their trade and free-agent strategies? Let’s break it down.

Understanding the Leafs Cap Space

The NHL salary cap is a hard ceiling that teams cannot exceed. It fluctuates from season to season based on league revenues. The Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap, like every NHL team, is constantly in flux due to trades, injuries, and performance bonuses.

Resources like CapFriendly offer detailed breakdowns of the Toronto Maple Leafs salaries, individual player contracts, and cap hits.

Key Factors Impacting the Leafs Salary Cap

  • Big Contracts: The Leafs’ core stars – Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and John Tavares – command a significant portion of the salary cap. These contracts make it challenging to fit in additional high-priced talent.
  • LTIR: Long-term injured reserve (LTIR) can provide some cap relief. Players on LTIR don’t count against the active salary cap, allowing teams to exceed the cap limit.
  • Performance Bonuses: Players can earn performance bonuses which potentially count against the following season’s salary cap.

Looking Ahead: Cap Implications for the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation leaves limited cap space, making it crucial for management to be strategic. They’ll need to balance retaining key players, filling roster needs, and avoiding exceeding the salary cap.

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Understanding the Toronto Maple Leafs Salary Cap Situation

Matthews, Auston "A"$13,250,000$13,250,000$13,250,000$13,250,000UFANMCC26
Tavares, John "C"$11,000,000UFANMCC, LW33
Marner, Mitchell "A"$10,903,000UFANMCRW27
Nylander, William$11,500,000$11,500,000$11,500,000$11,500,000$11,500,000NMCRW28
Bertuzzi, TylerUFANMCLW, RW29
Domi, MaxUFAM-NTCC, RW29
Kämpf, David$2,400,000$2,400,000$2,400,000UFAM-NTCC29
Järnkrok, Calle$2,100,000$2,100,000UFAM-NTCRW, C, LW32
Reaves, Ryan$1,350,000$1,350,000UFA35+RW37
Knies, Matthew$925,000RFAELCLW, RW21
Dewar, ConnorRFALW, C24
Holmberg, Pontus$800,000RFAC, LW25
Robertson, NicholasRFAELCLW, RW22
Gregor, NoahRFALW, RW25
McMann, Bobby$1,350,000$1,350,000UFARW, LW27
Rielly, Morgan "A"$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000NMCLD30
McCabe, Jake$2,000,000UFARSM-NTCLD/RD30
Liljegren, TimothyRFARD25
Timmins, Conor$1,100,000RFARD25
Edmundson, JoelUFARSM-NTCLD/RD30
Webber, Cade$875,00010.2(c)ELCLD23
Giordano, MarkUFA35+LD40
Benoit, Simon$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000UFALD25
Lyubushkin, IlyaUFARSRD30
Samsonov, IlyaUFAG27
Jones, MartinUFAG34
Woll, Joseph$766,667RFAG25
LONG-TERM INJURED RESERVE (3 - $14,462,500)2024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29TERMSPOSAGE
Muzzin, JakeUFAM-NTCLD35
Salary Relief: $5,625,000
P.Bonus Relief: $0
Murray, MattUFARSM-NTCG29
Salary Relief: $4,687,500
P.Bonus Relief: $0
Klingberg, JohnUFAM-NTCRD31
Salary Relief: $4,150,000
P.Bonus Relief: $0
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT$69,169,667$40,800,000$36,000,000$32,250,000$19,000,000
PROJECTED CAP HIT$69,169,667$40,800,000$36,000,000$32,250,000$19,000,000
SALARY CAP$87,700,000$92,000,000$92,000,000$92,000,000$92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE$18,530,333$51,200,000$56,000,000$59,750,000$73,000,000


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