Zachary Werenski

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Defenseman Age: 25-200d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#8 overall), 2015 College: Michigan Agent(s):

Injured Reserve (Shoulder)

Werenski has been placed on long term injured reserve due to a shoulder injury and will miss the remainder of the 2022-2023 season.

  • Current Contract

    Zachary Werenski signed a 6 year / $57,500,000 contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, including a $20,500,000 signing bonus, $57,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,583,333. In 2022-23, Werenski will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,583,333.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $57,500,000
    Signing Bonus $20,500,000
    Average Salary $9,583,333
    Free Agent: 2028 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Cap Hit Cap Hit % Yearly Cash
    2022-23 Contract details by year 25 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 - $9,583,333 11.62% $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 26 $10,000,000 $2,000,000 - $9,583,333 13.93% $12,000,000($22,000,000)
    2024-25 Contract details by year 27 $9,500,000 $2,000,000 - $9,583,333 19.87% $11,500,000($33,500,000)
    2025-26 Contract details by year 28 $7,500,000 $2,000,000 - $9,583,333 22.78% $9,500,000($43,000,000)
    2026-27 Contract details by year 29 $1,000,000 $6,250,000 - $9,583,333 38.75% $7,250,000($50,250,000)
    2027-28 Contract details by year 30 $1,000,000 $6,250,000 - $9,583,333 49.57% $7,250,000($57,500,000)
    2028-29 Free Agent Year 31   UFA  

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000

    2016-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $5,325,000
    Signing Bonus $275,000
    Average Salary $1,775,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016-2017 Player Cash Earnings $832,500 $92,500 - $925,000
    2017-2018 Player Cash Earnings $832,500 $92,500 - $925,000
    2018-2019 Player Cash Earnings $832,500 $92,500 - $925,000
    2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2021-2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2022-2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $2,000,000 - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings (7 seasons) $25,497,500 $2,277,500 - $27,775,000
    2023-2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 $2,000,000 - $12,000,000
    2024-2025 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 $2,000,000 - $11,500,000
    2025-2026 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $2,000,000 - $9,500,000
    2026-2027 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $6,250,000 - $7,250,000
    2027-2028 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $6,250,000 - $7,250,000
    $54,497,500 $20,777,500 - $75,275,000
    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $25,497,500 $2,277,500 - $27,775,000
  • Transactions

    Jul 30 2021Signed a 6 year $57.5 million contract extension with Columbus (CBJ)
    Sep 9 2019Signed a 3 year $15 million contract with Columbus (CBJ)
    Mar 29 2016Signed a 3 year $5.325 million contract with Columbus (CBJ)
    Jun 26 2015Drafted by Columbus (CBJ): Round 1 (#8 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team Games G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blocks PIM HIT TAKEAWAY GIVEAWAY FACE WON
    2022 CBJ 13 3 5 8 -6 41 0 2 0 0 24 5 14 9 0
    2021 CBJ 68 11 37 48 -15 216 4 10 0 1 95 22 33 39 39 0
    2020 CBJ 35 7 13 20 -9 79 0 5 0 0 39 13 21 10 19 0
    2019 CBJ 63 20 21 41 9 187 5 8 1 0 58 10 36 32 47 0
    2018 CBJ 82 11 33 44 -12 168 2 13 0 0 89 18 67 40 46 0
    2017 CBJ 77 16 21 37 8 207 3 7 0 0 92 16 58 32 42 0
    2016 CBJ 78 11 36 47 17 188 4 17 0 0 90 14 41 27 40 0