Darnell Nurse

Edmonton Oilers, Defensemen
Age: 29-174d (Feb 04, 1995)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: CA
College: Sault Ste. Marie
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2013
2024-25 Cap Hit

$9,250,000

2024-25 Cash

$12,000,000

Career Earnings

$41,110,000

2022-2029 Extension (CURRENT)

Darnell Nurse signed a 8 year , $74,000,000 contract with the Edmonton Oilers, including $24,000,000 signing bonus, $74,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,250,000. In 2024-25, Nurse will earn a base salary of $12,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,250,000.
Contract Terms:
8 yr(s) / $74,000,000
Average Salary:
$9,250,000
Signing Bonus:
$24,000,000
Free Agent:
2030 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022-23 27 $9,250,000 11.21% $12,000,000 $12,000,000
2023-24 28 $9,250,000 11.08% $10,400,000 $22,400,000
2024-25 29 $9,250,000 10.51% $12,000,000 $34,400,000
2025-26 30 $9,250,000 10.05% $10,000,000 $44,400,000
2026-27 31 $9,250,000 10.05% $8,000,000 $52,400,000
2027-28 32 $9,250,000 10.05% $7,200,000 $59,600,000
2028-29 33 $9,250,000 10.05% $7,200,000 $66,800,000
2029-30 34 $9,250,000 - $7,200,000 $74,000,000
2030-31 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2022-23 27 $12,000,000 - $9,250,000 11.21%
2023-24 28 $10,400,000 - $9,250,000 11.08%
2024-25 29 $12,000,000 - $9,250,000 10.51%
2025-26 30 $10,000,000 - $9,250,000 10.05%
2026-27 31 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,250,000 10.05%
2027-28 32 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $9,250,000 10.05%
2028-29 33 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $9,250,000 10.05%
2029-30 34 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $9,250,000 -
2030-31 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 27 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $9,250,000
2023-24 28 $10,400,000 - $10,400,000 $22,400,000 $11,200,000 $8,857,143
2024-25 29 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $34,400,000 $11,466,667 $8,600,000
2025-26 30 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $44,400,000 $11,100,000 $7,920,000
2026-27 31 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $52,400,000 $10,480,000 $7,400,000
2027-28 32 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $7,200,000 $59,600,000 $9,933,333 $7,200,000
2028-29 33 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $7,200,000 $66,800,000 $9,542,857 $7,200,000
2029-30 34 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $7,200,000 $74,000,000 $9,250,000 $7,200,000
Contract Notes
  • 2022-27: no move clause
  • 2028-2029: 10 team trade list
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2021 Extension

Darnell Nurse signed a 2 year , $11,200,000 contract with the Edmonton Oilers, including $11,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,600,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $11,200,000
Average Salary:
$5,600,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2019

Darnell Nurse signed a 2 year , $6,400,000 contract with the Edmonton Oilers, including $6,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,200,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $6,400,000
Average Salary:
$3,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2017 Rookie

Darnell Nurse signed a 3 year , $5,325,000 contract with the Edmonton Oilers, including $277,500 signing bonus, $5,325,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,775,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $5,325,000
Average Salary:
$1,775,000
Signing Bonus:
$277,500
Free Agent:
2018 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$40,925,000

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 20
Reserve / minor-buried
$925,000
$925,000
2018 23
Active
$3,200,000
$4,125,000
2019 24
Active
$3,200,000
$7,325,000
2020 25
Active
$5,600,000
$12,925,000
2021 26
Injured
$5,600,000
$18,525,000
2022 27
Active
$12,000,000
$30,525,000
2023 28
Active
$10,400,000
$40,925,000
Total      
$40,925,000
$40,925,000
2024 29
Active
$12,000,000
2025 30
Active
$10,000,000
2026 31
Active
$8,000,000
2027 32
Active
$7,200,000
2028 33
Active
$7,200,000
2029 34
Active
$7,200,000
Total
$92,525,000
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
20
$832,500
$92,500
$925,000
$925,000
2018
23
$3,200,000
$3,200,000
$4,125,000
2019
24
$3,200,000
$3,200,000
$7,325,000
2020
25
$5,600,000
$5,600,000
$12,925,000
2021
26
$5,600,000
$5,600,000
$18,525,000
2022
27
$12,000,000
$12,000,000
$30,525,000
2023
28
$10,400,000
$10,400,000
$40,925,000
Total
$40,832,500
$92,500
$40,925,000
$40,925,000
2024
29
$12,000,000
$12,000,000
2025
30
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
2026
31
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
$8,000,000
2027
32
$1,200,000
$6,000,000
$7,200,000
2028
33
$1,200,000
$6,000,000
$7,200,000
2029
34
$1,200,000
$6,000,000
$7,200,000
Total
$68,432,500
$24,092,500
$92,525,000

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $40,832,500 $92,500 - $40,925,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 EDM Dec 03, 2016 - Feb 24, 2017 0 Lower Body
2021-22 EDM Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 05, 2021 0 Finger
2021-22 EDM Dec 28, 2021 - TBD 0 COVID-19
  • May 15, 2023 Suspended 1 game for Instigating a Fight with Nic Hague (VGK)
  • Oct 13, 2022 Fined $5,000 Interference against Kyle Burroughs (VAN)
  • May 11, 2022 Suspended 1 game for Head Butting Phillip Danault (LAK)
  • Aug 06, 2021 Signed an 8 year $74 million contract extension with Edmonton (EDM)
  • Feb 09, 2020 Signed a 2 year $11.2 million contract extension with Edmonton (EDM)
  • Sep 17, 2018 Signed a 2 year, $6.4 million contract with Edmonton (EDM)
  • Mar 10, 2016 Suspended 3 games for fighting against Roman Pollak (SJS), forfeiting $13,924 in 2015-16 salary with Edmonton (EDM)
  • Jul 27, 2013 Signed a 3 year $5.325 million contract with Edmonton (EDM)
  • Jun 30, 2013 Drafted by Edmonton (EDM): Round 1 (#7 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 13, 2022 Interference against Kyle Burroughs (VAN) $5,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Mar 10, 2016 Excessive fighting against Roman Polak (SJS) 3 $13,924
May 11, 2022 Head Butting Phillip Danault (LAK) 1 -
May 15, 2023 Instigating a Fight with Nic Hague (VGK) 1 -
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 EDM 81 10 22 32 3 181 1 4 1 0 172 157 79 0
2022 EDM 82 12 31 43 26 203 0 1 2 1 164 146 64 0
2021 EDM 71 9 26 35 18 203 0 6 2 1 132 196 54 0
2020 EDM 56 16 20 36 27 154 1 6 0 0 100 117 57 0
2019 EDM 71 5 28 33 -2 170 0 5 0 0 141 172 48 0
2018 EDM 82 10 31 41 -5 196 1 8 0 1 146 162 87 0
2017 EDM 82 6 20 26 15 194 0 0 0 0 153 161 67 0
2016 EDM 44 5 6 11 0 85 0 0 0 0 53 107 33 0
2015 EDM 68 3 7 10 -15 119 0 1 0 1 101 157 60 0
2014 EDM 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
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