Nate Schmidt

Winnipeg Jets, Defensemen
Age: 32-347d (Jul 16, 1991)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Minnesota
Drafted: Undrafted, WAS, 2013
2024-25 Cap Hit

$5,950,000

2024-25 Cash

$4,850,000

Career Earnings

$39,709,311

2019-2024 Extension (CURRENT)

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
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2019-20 28 $5,950,000 7.30% $8,800,000 $8,800,000
2020-21 29 $5,950,000 7.30% $6,100,000 $14,900,000
2021-22 30 $5,950,000 7.30% $6,000,000 $20,900,000
2022-23 31 $5,950,000 7.21% $5,000,000 $25,900,000
2023-24 32 $5,950,000 7.13% $4,950,000 $30,850,000
2024-25 33 $5,950,000 6.78% $4,850,000 $35,700,000
2025-26 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2019-20 28 $6,800,000 $2,000,000 $5,950,000 7.30%
2020-21 29 $6,100,000 - $5,950,000 7.30%
2021-22 30 $6,000,000 - $5,950,000 7.30%
2022-23 31 $5,000,000 - $5,950,000 7.21%
2023-24 32 $4,950,000 - $5,950,000 7.13%
2024-25 33 $4,850,000 - $5,950,000 6.78%
2025-26 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2019-20 28 $6,800,000 $2,000,000 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 $8,800,000 $5,950,000
2020-21 29 $6,100,000 - $6,100,000 $14,900,000 $7,450,000 $5,380,000
2021-22 30 $6,000,000 - $6,000,000 $20,900,000 $6,966,667 $5,200,000
2022-23 31 $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $25,900,000 $6,475,000 $4,933,333
2023-24 32 $4,950,000 - $4,950,000 $30,850,000 $6,170,000 $4,900,000
2024-25 33 $4,850,000 - $4,850,000 $35,700,000 $5,950,000 $4,850,000
Contract Notes
  • 10-team no trade list
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

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
Active
$4,850,000
Total
$42,097,564
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
$4,850,000
$4,850,000
Total
$40,097,564
$2,000,000
$42,097,564

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 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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