Colorado Avalanche 2021-2022 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Colorado Avalanche 2021-2022 salary cap table, including team cap space, buyouts, buried & retained salary, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (21) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap % Notes
Rantanen Mikko Rantanen RW 24 $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000 $9,250,000 $9,250,000 11.35
Makar Cale Makar D 22 $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 11.04
Landeskog Gabriel Landeskog LW 28 $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 8.59 NMC Two-Way
MacKinnon Nathan MacKinnon C 26 $6,850,000 - - $6,850,000 $6,300,000 $6,300,000 7.73 M-NTC
Johnson Erik Johnson D 33 $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 7.36 M-NTC
Girard Samuel Girard D 23 $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 6.13
Burakovsky Andre Burakovsky LW 26 $5,400,000 - - $5,400,000 $4,900,000 $4,900,000 6.01
Kadri Nazem Kadri C 30 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 5.52
Toews Devon Toews D 27 $3,550,000 - - $3,550,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 5.03
Kuemper Darcy Kuemper G 31 $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,500,000 4.29
Compher J.T Compher C 26 $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 4.29
Nichushkin Valeri Nichushkin RW 26 $2,800,000 - - $2,800,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 3.07
Murray Ryan Murray D 28 $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 2.45
Jost Tyson Jost C 23 $1,750,000 - - $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 2.45
Aube-Kubel Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW 25 $1,047,625 - - $1,047,625 $1,075,000 $1,075,000 1.32
Byram Bowen Byram D 20 $832,500 $92,500 $2,500,000 $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 1.10 Two-Way
Macdermid Kurtis Macdermid D 27 $900,000 - - $900,000 $875,000 $875,000 1.07
Burke Callahan Burke C 24 $750,000 $75,000 - $825,000 $861,940 $861,940 1.06 Two-Way
Newhook Alex Newhook C 20 $832,500 $92,500 $850,000 $925,000 $908,333 $790,308 0.97 Two-Way
O'Connor Logan O'Connor C 0 $750,000 - - $750,000 $725,000 $725,000 0.89 Two-Way
Maltsev Mikhail Maltsev LW 23 $750,000 $92,500 $82,500 $842,500 $809,167 $469,336 0.58 Two-Way
 

2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Player (1) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
Helm Darren Helm
(Lower-body)
C 34 $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 1.23
 

2021 Long Term Injured Reserve Cap

Player (3) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
Francouz Pavel Francouz
(Hip)
G 31 $1,700,000 - - $1,700,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 2.45
Matteau Stefan Matteau
(Lower-body)
LW 27 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $481,250 0.90
MacDonald Jacob MacDonald
(Undisclosed)
D 28 $750,000 - - $750,000 $725,000 $136,875 0.69
 

2021 Buried Cap

Player (9) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
GrossJordan Gross D 26 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $288,750 0.35
MegnaJayson Megna C 31 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $206,250 0.25
KautMartin Kaut RW 21 $832,500 - $425,000 $832,500 $863,333 $181,314 0.22
RantaSampo Ranta LW 21 $832,500 $92,500 $425,000 $925,000 $925,000 $129,500 0.16
SherwoodKiefer Sherwood LW 26 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $105,000 0.13
AnnunenJustus Annunen G 21 $832,500 $92,500 $125,000 $925,000 $880,833 $35,232 0.04
BarronJustin Barron D 19 $832,500 $92,500 $212,500 $925,000 $925,000 $13,875 0.02
SikuraDylan Sikura C 26 $800,000 - - $800,000 $800,000 $8,000 0.01
MiskaHunter Miska G 26 $750,000 - - $750,000 $725,000 $7,250 0.01
 

2021 Retained Cap

Player (1) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary   Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
JohanssonJonas Johansson G 26 $236,250 - - $236,250 - - 0.00
 

2021-2022 Cap Totals

Salary cap totals including salaries, buyout figures, and projected floor & cap space.

Cap Type Adj Cap Total
2021-2022 NHL Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2021-2022 NHL Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Active Contracts $75,240,751
Injured Reserve Money $1,000,000
Long Term Reserve Money $3,293,125
Buried Money $975,171
Total Allocated Cap $80,509,047
Cap Space $990,953
Cap Type Cap Total
2021-2022 Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2021-2022 Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Overage/Adjustment $0
Denver's Adjusted Salary Cap $81,500,000
Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Cap Total Adjusted Cap Total
Active Contracts $75,212,625 $2,352,500 $3,432,500 $77,565,125 $76,698,607 $75,240,751
Injured Reserve $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Long Term Injured Reserve $3,200,000 - - $3,200,000 $3,475,000 $3,293,125
Buried $7,130,000 $277,500 $1,187,500 $7,407,500 $975,171 $975,171
Total Cap Allocations $86,778,875 $2,630,000 $4,620,000 - $82,148,778 $80,509,047
Cap Space $990,953


2021-2022 Non-Roster Players

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (19) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
BowersShane Bowers C 22 $832,500 $92,500 $200,000 $70,000 $925,000 $925,000
OlaussonOskar Olausson RW 18 $832,500 $92,500 - $80,000 $925,000 $925,000
WingerliAndreas Wingerli C 24 $832,500 $92,500 $82,500 $70,000 $925,000 $925,000
BeaucageAlex Beaucage RW 20 $750,000 $92,500 $82,500 $70,000 $878,333 $878,333
FoudyJean-Luc Foudy C 19 $750,000 $92,500 $82,500 $80,000 $878,333 $878,333
ClurmanNathan Clurman D 23 $750,000 $92,500 $82,500 $70,000 $842,500 $842,500
MinerTrent Miner G 20 $750,000 $70,000 - $70,000 $828,333 $828,333
HenryNick Henry RW 22 $750,000 $80,000 - $70,000 $798,333 $798,333
GilbertDennis Gilbert D 24 $750,000 - - $160,000 $750,000 $750,000
McKeownRoland McKeown D 25 $750,000 - - $200,000 $750,000 $750,000
GrossJordan Gross D 26 $750,000 - - $200,000 $750,000 $288,750
MegnaJayson Megna C 31 $750,000 - - $350,000 $750,000 $206,250
KautMartin Kaut RW 21 $832,500 - $425,000 $70,000 $863,333 $181,314
RantaSampo Ranta LW 21 $832,500 $92,500 $425,000 $70,000 $925,000 $129,500
SherwoodKiefer Sherwood LW 26 $750,000 - - $335,000 $750,000 $105,000
AnnunenJustus Annunen G 21 $832,500 $92,500 $125,000 $70,000 $880,833 $35,232
BarronJustin Barron D 19 $832,500 $92,500 $212,500 $80,000 $925,000 $13,875
SikuraDylan Sikura C 26 $800,000 - - $450,000 $800,000 $8,000
MiskaHunter Miska G 26 $750,000 - - $120,000 $725,000 $7,250