Vegas Golden Knights Salary Cap

As one of the NHL’s most exciting teams, the Vegas Golden Knights always strive to build a championship-caliber roster. But like all NHL teams, they must navigate the complexities of the salary cap. In this post, we’ll break down the Vegas Golden Knights salary cap situation, analyze their cap space, and explore how it affects their potential moves.

How Does the NHL Salary Cap Work?

The NHL salary cap sets a limit on the total amount teams can spend on player salaries in a season. This cap is designed to create parity and ensure a competitive league. The cap figure fluctuates based on league revenue.

Vegas Golden Knights Salary Cap Breakdown

The Vegas Golden Knights are frequently pushing the boundaries of the salary cap. Their aggressive spending is aimed at acquiring top talent. To understand their financial position, let’s look at their current cap commitments using resources like CapFriendly Golden Knights.

  • Player Salaries: A significant portion of the Golden Knights’ cap space is allocated to their star players. Key contracts and their cap hits need close examination.
  • LTIR: Players on long-term injured reserve (LTIR) provide cap relief. The Golden Knights may strategically use LTIR to create flexibility.
  • Buried Cap: Teams can “bury” contracts in the minors to gain minor cap relief. Vegas’ buried cap amounts need to be considered.

Vegas Golden Knights Cap Space

The Golden Knights’ cap space is a dynamic figure. It changes with trades, injuries, and roster moves. Understanding their cap space is crucial for assessing potential signings or trades.

Implications for the Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights salary cap situation directly influences their roster decisions. Here are some key implications:

  • Trade Possibilities: Limited cap space may force the Golden Knights to creatively structure trades or include draft picks as sweeteners.
  • Free Agent Signings: Their cap situation may limit major free-agent acquisitions, requiring them to find value signings.
  • Roster Flexibility: The Golden Knights may need to make difficult salary-shedding moves to accommodate upgrades.

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Vegas Golden Knights Salary Cap – Golden Knights Cap Space

Eichel, Jack$10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 UFANMCC25
Stone, Mark "C"$9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 UFANMCRW30
Karlsson, William$5,900,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 $5,900,000 UFAM-NTCC29
Marchessault, Jonathan$5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAM-NTCLW, RW31
Smith, Reilly "A"$5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAM-NTCRW, LW31
Roy, Nicolas$3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 UFAC, RW25
Stephenson, Chandler$2,750,000 $2,750,000 UFAC, LW28
Howden, Brett$1,500,000 RFAC24
Kessel, Phil$1,500,000 UFAM-NTCRW34
Carrier, William$1,400,000 $1,400,000 UFALW27
Kolesar, Keegan$1,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,400,000 UFARW, C25
Amadio, Michael$762,500 $762,500 UFAC, RW26
TOTAL$47,712,500 $44,712,500 $34,800,000 $28,400,000 $18,400,000 27.9
Pietrangelo, Alex "A"$8,800,000 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 UFANMCRD32
Martinez, Alec$5,250,000 $5,250,000 UFAM-NTCLD35
Theodore, Shea$5,200,000 $5,200,000 $5,200,000 UFALD/RD27
McNabb, Brayden$2,850,000 $2,850,000 $2,850,000 UFAM-NTCLD31
Whitecloud, Zach$2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 RD25
Hutton, Ben$850,000 $850,000 UFALD29
TOTAL$25,700,000 $25,700,000 $19,600,000 $11,550,000 $11,550,000 $2,750,000 29.8
Brossoit, Laurent$2,325,000 UFAG29
Hill, Adin$2,175,000 UFAG26
Thompson, Logan$766,667 $766,667 $766,667 UFAG25
TOTAL$5,266,667 $766,667 $766,667 26.7
INJURED RESERVE (1 - $1,200,000)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Patrick, Nolan$1,200,000 RFAC, RW23
Hague, NicolasRFALD23
TOTAL$1,200,000 23
LONG-TERM INJURED RESERVE (2 - $12,857,143)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Weber, Shea$7,857,143 $7,857,143 $7,857,143 $7,857,143 UFARD37
Salary Relief: $7,857,143
P.Bonus Relief: $0
Lehner, Robin$5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFAM-NTCG31
TOTAL$12,857,143 $12,857,143 $12,857,143 $7,857,143 34
PROFESSIONAL TRYOUT (0)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Riedell, WilliamPTOLD25
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $92,736,310 $84,036,310 $68,023,810 $47,807,143 $29,950,000 $2,750,000
PROJECTED CAP HIT $92,736,310 $84,036,310 $68,023,810 $47,807,143 $29,950,000 $2,750,000
SALARY CAP $82,500,000 $83,500,000 $84,500,000 $84,500,000 $84,500,000 $84,500,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE ($10,236,310)$0$16,476,190 $36,692,857 $54,550,000 $81,750,000