Cale Makar

Colorado Avalanche, Defensemen
Age: 25-274d (Oct 30, 1998)
Exp: 4 Years
Country: CA
College: Massachusetts
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2017
2024-25 Cap Hit

$9,000,000

2024-25 Cash

$10,600,000

Career Earnings

$30,642,500

2021-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Cale Makar signed a 6 year , $54,000,000 contract with the Colorado Avalanche, including $54,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,000,000. In 2024-25, Makar will earn a base salary of $10,600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,000,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $54,000,000
Average Salary:
$9,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2021-22 23 $9,000,000 11.04% $8,000,000 $8,000,000
2022-23 24 $9,000,000 10.91% $9,000,000 $17,000,000
2023-24 25 $9,000,000 10.78% $11,000,000 $28,000,000
2024-25 26 $9,000,000 10.23% $10,600,000 $38,600,000
2025-26 27 $9,000,000 9.78% $8,700,000 $47,300,000
2026-27 28 $9,000,000 9.78% $6,700,000 $54,000,000
2027-28 29
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2021-22 23 $8,000,000 $9,000,000 11.04%
2022-23 24 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 10.91%
2023-24 25 $11,000,000 $9,000,000 10.78%
2024-25 26 $10,600,000 $9,000,000 10.23%
2025-26 27 $8,700,000 $9,000,000 9.78%
2026-27 28 $6,700,000 $9,000,000 9.78%
2027-28 29
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021-22 23 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $9,000,000
2022-23 24 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $17,000,000 $8,500,000 $9,200,000
2023-24 25 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $28,000,000 $9,333,333 $9,250,000
2024-25 26 $10,600,000 $10,600,000 $38,600,000 $9,650,000 $8,666,667
2025-26 27 $8,700,000 $8,700,000 $47,300,000 $9,460,000 $7,700,000
2026-27 28 $6,700,000 $6,700,000 $54,000,000 $9,000,000 $6,700,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2020 Rookie

Cale Makar signed a 3 year , $8,562,500 contract with the Colorado Avalanche, including $277,500 signing bonus, $8,562,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,854,167.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $8,562,500
Average Salary:
$2,854,167
Signing Bonus:
$277,500
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$29,850,000

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 21
Active
$925,000
$925,000
2020 22
Active
$925,000
$1,850,000
2021 23
Active
$8,000,000
$9,850,000
2022 24
Active
$9,000,000
$18,850,000
2023 25
Active
$11,000,000
$29,850,000
Total      
$29,850,000
$29,850,000
2024 26
Active
$10,600,000
2025 27
Active
$8,700,000
2026 28
Active
$6,700,000
Total
$55,850,000
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
21
$832,500
$92,500
$925,000
$925,000
2020
22
$832,500
$92,500
$925,000
$1,850,000
2021
23
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$9,850,000
2022
24
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$18,850,000
2023
25
$11,000,000
$11,000,000
$29,850,000
Total
$29,665,000
$185,000
$29,850,000
$29,850,000
2024
26
$10,600,000
$10,600,000
2025
27
$8,700,000
$8,700,000
2026
28
$6,700,000
$6,700,000
Total
$55,665,000
$185,000
$55,850,000

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $29,665,000 $185,000 - $29,850,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2019-20 COL Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019 0 Upper Body
2020-21 COL Mar 05, 2021 - Mar 18, 2021 0 Upper Body
2021-22 COL Nov 02, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021 0 Upper Body
2022-23 COL Mar 01, 2023 - Mar 03, 2023 0 Concussion
  • Apr 25, 2023 Suspended 1 playoff game for Interference against Jared McCann (SEA)
  • Jul 24, 2021 Signed a 6 year $54 million contract extension with Colorado (COL)
  • Apr 14, 2019 Signed a 3 year $8.56 million contract with Colorado (COL)
  • Jun 23, 2017 Drafted by Colorado (COL): Round 1 (#4 overall)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 COL 77 21 69 90 15 231 7 32 1 3 148 36 16 0
2022 COL 60 17 49 66 16 176 5 25 0 0 78 65 30 0
2021 COL 77 28 58 86 48 240 9 25 0 0 110 95 26 0
2020 COL 44 8 36 44 17 104 4 18 0 0 36 49 12 0
2019 COL 57 12 38 50 12 121 4 15 0 0 47 45 12 0
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