John Carlson

Washington Capitals, Defensemen
Age: 34-198d (Jan 10, 1990)
Exp: 13 Years
Country: US
College: London
Drafted: Round 1 (#27 overall), 2008
Agent(s): Wasserman
2024-25 Cap Hit

$8,000,000

2024-25 Cash

$6,000,000

Career Earnings

$76,946,951

2018-2025 Extension (CURRENT)

John Carlson signed a 8 year , $64,000,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $28,000,000 signing bonus, $64,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024-25, Carlson will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,000,000.
Contract Terms:
8 yr(s) / $64,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$28,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2018-19 29 $8,000,000 10.06% $12,000,000 $12,000,000
2019-20 30 $8,000,000 9.82% $12,000,000 $24,000,000
2020-21 31 $8,000,000 9.82% $8,000,000 $32,000,000
2021-22 32 $8,000,000 9.82% $8,000,000 $40,000,000
2022-23 33 $8,000,000 9.70% $6,000,000 $46,000,000
2023-24 34 $8,000,000 9.58% $6,000,000 $52,000,000
2024-25 35 $8,000,000 9.09% $6,000,000 $58,000,000
2025-26 36 $8,000,000 8.70% $6,000,000 $64,000,000
2026-27 37
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2018-19 29 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000 10.06%
2019-20 30 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $8,000,000 9.82%
2020-21 31 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 9.82%
2021-22 32 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $8,000,000 9.82%
2022-23 33 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 9.70%
2023-24 34 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 9.58%
2024-25 35 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 9.09%
2025-26 36 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 8.70%
2026-27 37
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2018-19 29 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $8,000,000
2019-20 30 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $12,000,000 $24,000,000 $12,000,000 $7,428,571
2020-21 31 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 $32,000,000 $10,666,667 $6,666,667
2021-22 32 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $8,000,000 $40,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,400,000
2022-23 33 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $46,000,000 $9,200,000 $6,000,000
2023-24 34 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $52,000,000 $8,666,667 $6,000,000
2024-25 35 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $58,000,000 $8,285,714 $6,000,000
2025-26 36 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $64,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000
Contract Notes
  • 2018-22: player can submit a 15 team no trade list
  • 2023: player can submit a 10 team no trade list
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2012-2017

John Carlson signed a 6 year , $23,800,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $23,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,966,667.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $23,800,000
Average Salary:
$3,966,667
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2008-2011 Rookie

John Carlson signed a 3 year , $2,625,000 contract with the Washington Capitals, including $262,500 signing bonus, $2,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $875,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $2,625,000
Average Salary:
$875,000
Signing Bonus:
$262,500
Free Agent:
2012 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$76,946,951

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 19
Active
$87,500
$87,500
2009 20
Active
$875,000
$962,500
2011 22
Active
$875,000
$1,837,500
2012 23
Active
Active
$2,321,951
$787,500
$4,159,451
$4,946,951
2013 24
Active
$4,000,000
$8,946,951
2014 25
Active
$4,000,000
$12,946,951
2015 26
Active
$4,000,000
$16,946,951
2016 27
Active
$4,000,000
$20,946,951
2017 28
Active
$4,000,000
$24,946,951
2018 29
Active
$12,000,000
$36,946,951
2019 30
Active
$12,000,000
$48,946,951
2020 31
Active
$8,000,000
$56,946,951
2021 32
Active
$8,000,000
$64,946,951
2022 33
Active
$6,000,000
$70,946,951
2023 34
Active
$6,000,000
$76,946,951
Total      
$76,946,951
$76,946,951
2024 35
Active
$6,000,000
2025 36
Active
$6,000,000
Total
$88,946,951
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
19
$87,500
$87,500
$87,500
2009
20
$787,500
$87,500
$875,000
$962,500
2011
22
$787,500
$87,500
$875,000
$1,837,500
2012
23
$2,321,951
$787,500
$2,321,951
$787,500
$4,159,451
$4,946,951
2013
24
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$8,946,951
2014
25
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$12,946,951
2015
26
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$16,946,951
2016
27
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$20,946,951
2017
28
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$24,946,951
2018
29
$5,500,000
$6,500,000
$12,000,000
$36,946,951
2019
30
$5,500,000
$6,500,000
$12,000,000
$48,946,951
2020
31
$6,000,000
$2,000,000
$8,000,000
$56,946,951
2021
32
$3,000,000
$5,000,000
$8,000,000
$64,946,951
2022
33
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
$70,946,951
2023
34
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
$76,946,951
Total
$52,684,451
$24,262,500
$76,946,951
$76,946,951
2024
35
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
2025
36
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$6,000,000
Total
$60,684,451
$28,262,500
$88,946,951

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
15 $52,684,451 $24,262,500 - $76,946,951

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2021-22 WAS Jan 18, 2022 - Jan 24, 2022 0 COVID-19
2022-23 WAS Nov 02, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022 0 Lower Body
2022-23 WAS Dec 27, 2022 - Mar 24, 2023 0 Face
  • Jun 24, 2018 Signed a 8 year $64 million contract extension with Washington (WAS)
  • Sep 15, 2012 Signed a 6 year $23.8 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Nov 04, 2008 Signed a 3 year $2.625 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Jun 20, 2008 Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#27 overall)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 WAS 82 10 42 52 -7 176 6 15 0 0 195 63 40 0
2022 WAS 40 9 20 29 -7 124 3 9 1 0 87 42 12 0
2021 WAS 78 17 54 71 13 195 7 18 0 3 112 73 20 0
2020 WAS 52 10 34 44 -5 128 3 12 0 0 69 52 12 0
2019 WAS 69 15 60 75 12 189 2 23 0 0 108 55 26 0
2018 WAS 80 13 57 70 21 185 3 30 0 0 164 54 34 0
2017 WAS 82 15 53 68 0 237 4 28 0 0 146 47 32 0
2016 WAS 72 9 28 37 7 180 3 13 0 1 127 58 10 0
2015 WAS 56 8 31 39 16 124 2 12 0 1 114 46 14 0
2014 WAS 81 12 43 55 11 190 3 13 1 0 198 74 28 0
2013 WAS 72 10 27 37 0 177 5 18 0 1 161 55 12 0
2012 WAS 45 6 15 21 8 90 0 1 0 0 114 54 18 1
2011 WAS 77 8 22 30 -14 140 0 0 0 0 146 79 18 0
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