Washington Capitals Salary Cap: Breakdown & Cap Space Analysis

The NHL salary cap is a complex beast, and every team has to navigate its restrictions carefully. The Washington Capitals are no exception, and their salary cap situation plays a major role in their ability to build a competitive roster.

In this post, we’ll break down the Washington Capitals’ salary cap, explore their current cap space, and analyze how their financial situation could impact their future moves.

Capitals Cap Space: How Much Room Do They Have?

The Capitals’ cap space is constantly fluctuating depending on factors like injuries, trades, and call-ups from their minor league affiliates. To get the most up-to-date information on their cap space situation, it’s best to use a reliable resource like CapFriendly.

Washington Capitals Salaries: Who’s Making What?

The Capitals have several high-priced stars on their roster, including Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Nicklas Backstrom. These players take up a significant portion of the team’s cap space. To see a detailed breakdown of individual player salaries, resources like Spotrac or Puckpedia are invaluable.

Capitals Payroll: Implications for Team Building

The Capitals’ salary cap situation heavily influences their roster construction. When they have limited cap space, they must be creative in acquiring new players, often relying on trades or signing free agents to bargain deals. Conversely, having more cap space gives them the flexibility to pursue bigger names in the trade or free agent markets.

Staying Updated with the Washington Capitals

Want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Washington Capitals‘ cap situation and all the latest team news? Be sure to check out our website regularly. We provide up-to-the-minute updates on the Capitals’ salary cap, potential trade rumors, and their TV schedule so you never miss a game.

Washington Capitals Salary Cap – Capitals Cap Space

Ovechkin, Alex "C"$9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 UFA35+M-NTC, NMCLW37
Bäckström, Nicklas "A"$9,200,000 $9,200,000 UFAM-NTCC35
Kuznetsov, Evgeny$7,800,000 $7,800,000 UFAM-NTCC31
Oshie, T.J.$5,750,000 $5,750,000 UFAM-NTCRW36
Mantha, Anthony$5,700,000 UFALW, RW28
Wilson, Tom$5,166,667 $6,500,000$6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 M-NTCRW29
Strome, Dylan$5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAC26
Milano, Sonny$1,900,000 $1,900,000 $1,900,000 UFALW, RW27
Dowd, Nic$1,300,000 $1,300,000 UFAC33
Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas$1,225,000 UFARW27
Snively, Joe$800,000 UFALW27
Protas, Aliaksei$789,167 RFAELC RW, LW, C22
TOTAL$54,130,834 $46,950,000 $22,900,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $6,500,000 29.8
Carlson, John "A"$8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 UFAM-NTCRD33
Jensen, Nick$4,050,000 $4,050,000 $4,050,000 UFARD32
van Riemsdyk, Trevor$3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 UFARD32
Fehérváry, Martin$2,675,000 $2,675,000 $2,675,000 RFALD/RD23
Edmundson, Joel "A"$1,750,000 UFARSM-NTCLD/RD30
Sandin, Rasmus$1,400,000 RFALD23
Alexeyev, Alexander$825,000 $825,000 RFALD/RD23
TOTAL$21,700,000 $18,550,000 $17,725,000 28
Kuemper, Darcy$5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 UFAM-NTCG33
Lindgren, Charlie$1,100,000 $1,100,000 UFAG29
TOTAL$6,350,000 $6,350,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 31
INJURED RESERVE (1 - $2,000,000)2023-242024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29TERMSPOSAGE
Pacioretty, Max$2,000,000 UFANMCLW34
TOTAL$2,000,000 34
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $84,180,834 $71,850,000 $45,875,000 $16,750,000 $11,500,000 $6,500,000
PROJECTED CAP HIT $84,200,834 $71,850,000 $45,875,000 $16,750,000 $11,500,000 $6,500,000
SALARY CAP $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE ($700,834)$15,650,000 $46,125,000 $75,250,000 $80,500,000 $85,500,000


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