Nate Schmidt

Florida Panthers, Defensemen
Age: 32-7d (Jul 16, 1991)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Minnesota
Drafted: Undrafted, WAS, 2013
2024-25 Cap Hit

$800,000

2024-25 Cash

$2,416,667

Career Earnings

$37,247,564

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Nate Schmidt signed a 1 year , $800,000 contract with the Florida Panthers, including $800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $800,000. In 2024-25, Schmidt will earn a base salary of $800,000, while carrying a cap hit of $800,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $800,000
Average Salary:
$800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024-25 33 $800,000 0.91% $800,000 $800,000
2025-26 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2024-25 33 $800,000 $800,000 0.91%
2025-26 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024-25 33 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2019-2024 Extension

Nate Schmidt signed a 6 year , $35,700,000 contract with the Vegas Golden Knights, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $35,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,950,000. In 2024-25, Schmidt will earn a base salary of $4,850,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,950,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $35,700,000
Average Salary:
$5,950,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2017-2018

Nate Schmidt signed a 2 year , $4,450,000 contract with the Vegas Golden Knights, including $4,450,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,225,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $4,450,000
Average Salary:
$2,225,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2016

Nate Schmidt signed a 2 year , $1,625,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $1,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $812,500.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,625,000
Average Salary:
$812,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2017 / RFA
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2014-2014

Nate Schmidt signed a 1 year , $625,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $625,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $625,000
Average Salary:
$625,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2015 / RFA
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2012-2013 Rookie

Nate Schmidt signed a 2 year , $2,700,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $185,000 signing bonus, $2,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,350,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $2,700,000
Average Salary:
$1,350,000
Signing Bonus:
$185,000
Free Agent:
2014 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$37,247,564

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2013 22
Retained
$322,564
$322,564
2015 24
Active
$750,000
$1,072,564
2016 25
Active
$875,000
$1,947,564
2017 26
Active
$2,150,000
$4,097,564
2018 27
Active
$2,300,000
$6,397,564
2019 28
Active
$8,800,000
$15,197,564
2020 29
Active
$6,100,000
$21,297,564
2021 30
Active
$6,000,000
$27,297,564
2022 31
Active
$5,000,000
$32,297,564
2023 32
Active
$4,950,000
$37,247,564
Total      
$37,247,564
$37,247,564
2024 33
Retained
Active
$1,616,667
$800,000
2025 34
Retained
$1,616,667
Total
$41,280,898
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2013
22
$322,564
$322,564
$322,564
2015
24
$750,000
$750,000
$1,072,564
2016
25
$875,000
$875,000
$1,947,564
2017
26
$2,150,000
$2,150,000
$4,097,564
2018
27
$2,300,000
$2,300,000
$6,397,564
2019
28
$6,800,000
$2,000,000
$8,800,000
$15,197,564
2020
29
$6,100,000
$6,100,000
$21,297,564
2021
30
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$27,297,564
2022
31
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$32,297,564
2023
32
$4,950,000
$4,950,000
$37,247,564
Total
$35,247,564
$2,000,000
$37,247,564
$37,247,564
2024
33
$1,616,667
$800,000
$1,616,667
$800,000
2025
34
$1,616,667
$1,616,667
Total
$39,280,898
$2,000,000
$41,280,898

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $1,947,564 - - $1,947,564
3 $11,250,000 $2,000,000 - $13,250,000
1 $6,100,000 - - $6,100,000
3 $15,950,000 - - $15,950,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2019-20 VGK Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 0 Knee
2022-23 WPG Dec 16, 2022 - Jan 06, 2023 0 Concussion
  • Jul 02, 2024 Signed a 1 year $800,000 contract with Florida (FLA)
  • Jun 30, 2024 Released by way of Compliance Buyout with Winnipeg (WPG), clearing $3.2M of cap
  • Jul 27, 2021 Traded to Winnipeg (WPG) from Vancouver (VAN) for 2022 3rd round pick
  • Oct 12, 2020 Traded to Vancouver (VAN) from Las Vegas (VGK) for 2022 3rd round pick
  • Oct 25, 2018 Signed a 6 year $35.7 million contract extension with Las Vegas (VGK)
  • Sep 06, 2018 Suspended 20 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $240,540 in 2018-19 salary with Las Vegas (VGK)
  • Aug 05, 2017 Signed a 2 year $4.45 million contract with Las Vegas (VGK)
  • Jun 21, 2017 Drafted by Vegas (VGK) from Washington (WAS)
  • Jun 17, 2015 Signed a 2 year $1.625 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Jul 15, 2014 Signed a 1 year $625k contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Apr 02, 2013 Signed a 2 year $2.7 million contract with Washington (WAS)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 WPG 63 2 12 14 10 75 1 3 0 0 76 60 16 0
2022 WPG 71 7 12 19 15 101 3 2 0 0 85 45 8 0
2021 WPG 77 4 28 32 -4 117 1 10 0 1 104 37 10 0
2020 VAN 53 5 10 15 -7 75 0 0 0 1 70 15 4 0
2019 VEG 59 7 24 31 11 112 1 6 0 0 91 25 12 0
2018 VEG 61 9 21 30 22 112 1 8 0 0 100 37 8 0
2017 VEG 76 5 31 36 19 103 1 11 0 0 121 41 16 0
2016 WAS 60 3 14 17 22 60 0 0 0 1 37 51 16 0
2015 WAS 72 2 14 16 12 80 0 0 0 0 111 69 16 0
2014 WAS 39 1 3 4 -2 40 0 0 0 0 33 34 10 0
2013 WAS 24 1 4 5 1 33 0 0 0 0 25 17 4 0
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