James Malatesta

Age: 21-31d (May 31, 2003)
Country: CA
College: Quebec
Drafted: Round 5 (#133 overall), 2021
2024-25 Cap Hit

$841,667

2024-25 Cash

$887,500

Career Earnings

$1,059,566

2022-2025 Rookie (CURRENT)

James Malatesta signed a 3 year , $2,637,500 contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, including $262,500 signing bonus, $2,637,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $879,167.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $2,637,500
Average Salary:
$879,167
Signing Bonus:
$262,500
Free Agent:
2026 / RFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022-23 19
$870,833 1.06% $862,500 $862,500
2023-24 20
Buried
$841,667 1.01% $197,066 $1,059,566
2024-25 21
$841,667 0.96% $887,500 $1,947,066
2025-26 22 $841,667 0.91% $800,000 $2,747,066
2026-27 23
RFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2022-23 19
$775,000 $87,500 $12,500 $870,833 1.06%
2023-24 20
Buried
$775,000 $87,500 $12,500 $841,667 1.01%
2024-25 21
$800,000 $87,500 - $841,667 0.96%
2025-26 22 $800,000 - - $841,667 0.91%
2026-27 23
RFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 19
$775,000 $87,500 $862,500 $862,500 $862,500 $686,767
2023-24 20
Buried
$109,566 $87,500 $197,066 $1,059,566 $529,783 $628,189
2024-25 21
$800,000 $87,500 $887,500 $1,947,066 $649,022 $843,750
2025-26 22 $800,000 - $800,000 $2,747,066 $686,767 $800,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
Career Earnings thru 2024

$197,066

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2023 20
Reserve / minor-buried
$197,066
$197,066
Total      
$197,066
$197,066
2025 22
Active
$800,000
Total
$997,066
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2023
20
$109,566
$87,500
$197,066
$197,066
Total
$109,566
$87,500
$197,066
$197,066
2025
22
$800,000
$800,000
Total
$909,566
$87,500
$997,066

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 $109,566 $87,500 - $197,066
  • Mar 23, 2024 Promoted from the Minors by Columbus (CBJ)
  • Dec 01, 2022 Signed a 3 year $2.6 million contract with Columbus (CBJ)
  • Jul 24, 2021 Drafted by Columbus (CBJ): Round 5 (#133 overall)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won W L SV SO GAA SV%
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