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Player 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Forwards (12)
$36.17M$36.85M
Ovechkin, Alex » Requires Waivers  NTC (starting July 1, 2014, can list up to 10 teams each year he will not accept a trade to and can modify said list in September of every following year) $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462 $10,000,000$9,538,462
Backstrom, N. » Requires Waivers  Modified NTC (no restrictions until July 1, 2016; for 2016-17 and beyond, can designate seven teams he will not accept a trade to and modify that list each September beginning in 2017) $6,500,000$6,700,000 $6,500,000$6,700,000 $7,000,000$6,700,000 $7,500,000$6,700,000 $7,500,000$6,700,000 $8,000,000$6,700,000
UFA
Laich, Brooks » Requires Waivers  Limited NTC from 2011-12 through 2014-15 (can supply five-team no-trade list at start of each season) $4,500,000$4,500,000 $4,000,000$4,500,000 $4,000,000$4,500,000
UFA
Brouwer, Troy » Requires Waivers  Modified NTC $3,650,000$3,666,667 $3,750,000$3,666,667
UFA
Ward, Joel » Requires Waivers  $3,000,000$3,000,000
UFA
Chimera, Jason » Requires Waivers  35+  Limited NTC $2,000,000$2,000,000 $2,000,000$2,000,000
UFA
Johansson, Marcus » Requires Waivers  $2,175,000$2,000,000
RFA
Fehr, Eric » Requires Waivers  $1,600,000$1,500,000
UFA
Beagle, Jay » Requires Waivers  $1,000,000$900,000
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny »  2—63 Waiver Exempt

Evgeny Kuznetsov's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 80 games remains in place through to the end of the 2015-16 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 80 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 17, meaning he is 63 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$1,925,000 $900,000$900,000
RFA
Wilson, Tom »  2—75 Waiver Exempt

Tom Wilson's waiver exemption of 4 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2015-16 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 85, meaning he is 75 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$400,000 $925,000$894,167 $400,000 $832,500$894,167
RFA
Volpatti, Aaron » Requires Waivers  $600,000$575,000
UFA
Penner, Dustin » Requires Waivers 
UFA $2,000,000
Defensemen (8)
$28.76M$29.75M
Green, Mike » Requires Waivers  Modified NTC $6,250,000$6,083,333
UFA
Niskanen, Matt » Requires Waivers  Modified NTC $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000 $5,750,000$5,750,000
Orpik, Brooks » Requires Waivers  $6,500,000$5,500,000 $5,500,000$5,500,000 $5,500,000$5,500,000 $5,500,000$5,500,000 $4,500,000$5,500,000
UFA
Carlson, John » Requires Waivers  $4,000,000$3,966,667 $4,000,000$3,966,667 $4,000,000$3,966,667 $4,000,000$3,966,667
UFA
Alzner, Karl » Requires Waivers  NTC (2016-17) $2,800,000$2,800,000 $2,800,000$2,800,000 $2,800,000$2,800,000
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry » Requires Waivers  $1,750,000$2,000,000 $2,250,000$2,000,000
RFA
Erskine, John » Requires Waivers  $2,000,000$1,962,500
UFA
Hillen, Jack » Requires Waivers  $700,000$700,000
UFA
Goaltenders (2)
$2.80M$2.95M
Holtby, Braden » Requires Waivers  $2,000,000$1,850,000
RFA
Peters, Justin » Requires Waivers  $950,000$950,000 $950,000$950,000
UFA
Buyouts (1)
$0.00M$1.00M
Schultz, Jeff » $1,000,000$0
Carryover Bonus Overages
From Previous Season $150,000
Roster Size 22 12 7 5 4 3 2
Salary Cap The upper limit for the given season, or, if not set, the last upper limit officially set by the league. $69,000,000 $69,000,000 $69,000,000 $69,000,000 $69,000,000 $69,000,000 $69,000,000
Salary Payroll Actual dollars spent on roster or projected roster. Includes buyouts and reentry waiver losses, if applicable. Excludes all performance bonuses. $70,700,000 $48,332,500 $39,050,000 $32,750,000 $27,750,000 $23,750,000 $15,750,000
Cap Payroll Cap dollars spent on roster or projected roster. Excludes the annual average of performance bonuses. $67,886,795 $48,265,962 $38,755,128 $31,455,128 $27,488,462 $21,988,462 $15,288,462
Bonuses Maximum performance bonuses attainable for roster or projected roster. $2,325,000 $400,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Cap Space Available cap dollars based on roster or projected roster. Please note, the calculation of this number excludes the annual average of performance bonuses. If the team exceeds the bonus cushion (7.5 percent of the upper limit), cap space may be less than the number we list. $1,113,205 $20,734,038 $30,244,872 $37,544,872 $41,511,538 $47,011,538 $53,711,538
Floor Space Cap dollars that must be spent to get to lower limit based on roster or projected roster. Based on actual lower limit if officially set; otherwise based on last official lower limit. $2,734,038 $12,244,872 $12,544,872 $16,511,538 $22,011,538 $28,711,538
Non-Roster Players (28)
F Vrana, Jakub »  5—160 Waiver Exempt

Jakub Vrana's waiver exemption of 5 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2018-19 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL  SR
$500,000 $925,000$925,000 $500,000 $925,000$925,000 $500,000 $925,000$925,000
RFA
F Burakovsky, Andre »  4—160 Waiver Exempt

Andre Burakovsky's waiver exemption of 5 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2017-18 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL  SR
$925,000$894,167 $925,000$894,167 $832,500$894,167
RFA
F Brown, Chris »  1—52 Waiver Exempt

Chris Brown's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 69 games remains in place through to the end of the 2014-15 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 69 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 17, meaning he is 52 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$46,667 $900,000$853,333
RFA
G Vanecek, Vitek »  6—80 Waiver Exempt

Vitek Vanecek's waiver exemption of 6 year(s) and 80 games remains in place through to the end of the 2019-20 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 80 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL  SR
$149,167 $692,500$775,833 $149,167 $792,500$775,833 $149,167 $842,500$775,833
RFA
F Herbert, Caleb »  3—60 Waiver Exempt

Caleb Herbert's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 60 games remains in place through to the end of the 2016-17 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 60 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$160,000 $640,000$740,000 $160,000 $840,000$740,000
RFA
D Bowey, Madison »  4—160 Waiver Exempt

Madison Bowey's waiver exemption of 4 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2017-18 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL  SR
$199,167 $642,500$725,833 $199,167 $692,500$725,833 $199,167 $842,500$725,833
RFA
F Stephenson, C. »  3—160 Waiver Exempt

Chandler Stephenson's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2016-17 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$199,167 $642,500$725,833 $199,167 $692,500$725,833 $199,167 $842,500$725,833
RFA
D Djoos, Christian »  3—160 Waiver Exempt

Christian Djoos's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2016-17 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$81,667 $630,000$711,667 $81,667 $675,000$711,667 $81,667 $830,000$711,667
RFA
G Copley, Pheonix »  4—60 Waiver Exempt

Pheonix Copley's waiver exemption of 4 year(s) and 60 games remains in place through to the end of the 2017-18 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 60 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$220,000 $642,500$705,000 $220,000 $767,500$705,000
RFA
D Wey, Patrick »  2—61 Waiver Exempt

Patrick Wey's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 70 games remains in place through to the end of the 2015-16 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 70 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 9, meaning he is 61 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$260,000 $640,000$640,000
RFA
D Carrick, Connor »  2—126 Waiver Exempt

Connor Carrick's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2015-16 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 34, meaning he is 126 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$146,667 $625,000$636,667 $146,667 $655,000$636,667
RFA
F Walker, Nathan »  3—160 Waiver Exempt

Nathan Walker's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 160 games remains in place through to the end of the 2016-17 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 160 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$615,000$635,000 $645,000$635,000 $645,000$635,000
RFA
D Schilling, C. » Requires Waivers  $625,000$625,000
RFA
D Schmidt, Nate »  1—40 Waiver Exempt

Nate Schmidt's waiver exemption of 3 year(s) and 69 games remains in place through to the end of the 2014-15 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 69 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 29, meaning he is 40 away from his exemption ending.

 
$625,000$625,000
RFA
F Galiev, Stanislav »  1—143 Waiver Exempt

Stanislav Galiev's waiver exemption of 4 year(s) and 143 games remains in place through to the end of the 2014-15 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 143 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$65,000 $550,000$595,556
RFA
G Grubauer, Philipp »  1—54 Waiver Exempt

Philipp Grubauer's waiver exemption of 5 year(s) and 73 games remains in place through to the end of the 2014-15 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 73 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has played in 19, meaning he is 54 away from his exemption ending.

  EL
$28,333 $600,000$578,889
RFA
F Latta, Michael » Requires Waivers  $575,000$575,000 $575,000$575,000
RFA
D Moore, Mike » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
F Newbury, Kris » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
F Kennedy, Tim » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
F Conner, Chris » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
D Kundratek, Tomas » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
RFA
F Wellman, Casey » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
G Pasquale, Edward » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
RFA
F Mitchell, Garrett » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
RFA
D Landry, Jon » Requires Waivers  $550,000$550,000
UFA
G Anderson, Brandon »  2—74 Waiver Exempt

Brandon Anderson's waiver exemption of 6 year(s) and 74 games remains in place through to the end of the 2015-16 season. However, that exemption will end immediately when he appears in 74 career NHL regular season and playoff game(s). He has not yet appeared in any NHL games.

  EL
$550,000$549,444
RFA
D Oleksy, Steven » Requires Waivers  $550,000$541,667
UFA