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Defenseman SpendingDefenseman Spending

A real-time look at how NHL teams are spending their 2019 cap dollars on Defensemans.

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Cap Allocation: Active Roster

Rank Team Players 2019 Cap Dollars Avg Cap Dollars % of 2019 Cap
1 SJS 7 $34,980,000 $4,997,143 50.02%
2 AZ 9 $31,656,625 $3,517,403 42.06%
3 CAR 6 $26,758,333 $4,459,722 49.33%
4 NSH 8 $26,525,000 $3,315,625 34.95%
5 EDM 8 $26,183,666 $3,272,958 35.79%
6 CGY 8 $26,087,975 $3,260,997 38.06%
7 MIN 6 $25,867,628 $4,311,271 42.02%
8 PIT 6 $24,800,000 $4,133,333 32.37%
9 NYR 6 $23,708,333 $3,951,389 37.07%
10 CHI 7 $23,321,795 $3,331,685 35.46%
11 MTL 7 $22,243,809 $3,177,687 31.20%
12 WAS 6 $22,164,166 $3,694,028 30.73%
13 FLA 5 $22,133,333 $4,426,667 36.27%
14 BUF 7 $21,917,857 $3,131,122 35.02%
15 VGK 6 $21,100,000 $3,516,667 25.38%
16 LAK 6 $19,770,000 $3,295,000 28.98%
17 NYI 7 $19,750,000 $2,821,429 32.51%
18 COL 6 $18,809,166 $3,134,861 40.91%
19 DET 5 $18,791,667 $3,758,333 27.11%
20 STL 6 $18,047,500 $3,007,917 28.08%
21 TBL 5 $17,516,667 $3,503,333 23.54%
22 DAL 6 $17,181,666 $2,863,611 24.33%
23 WPG 5 $16,633,334 $3,326,667 28.86%
24 ANA 4 $16,503,056 $4,125,764 22.67%
25 NJD 4 $15,458,332 $3,864,583 32.61%
26 TOR 5 $15,038,333 $3,007,667 20.26%
27 BOS 6 $14,625,000 $2,437,500 21.29%
28 PHI 5 $14,200,000 $2,840,000 29.49%
29 CBJ 4 $13,075,000 $3,268,750 25.88%
30 VAN 5 $8,972,500 $1,794,500 17.10%
31 OTT 5 $4,443,333 $888,667 9.15%
Total 186 $628,264,074 $104,436,278 24.42%
Average 6 $20,266,583 $3,377,764 31.24%


Rank Player 2019 Cap Dollars % of 2019 Cap
1 Erik Karlsson $11,500,000 13.86%
2 Drew Doughty $11,000,000 13.25%
3 P.K. Subban $9,000,000 10.84%
4 Oliver Ekman-Larsson $8,250,000 9.94%
5 John Carlson $8,000,000 9.64%
Brent Burns $8,000,000 9.64%
7 Victor Hedman $7,875,000 9.49%
8 Shea Weber $7,857,143 9.47%
9 Dustin Byfuglien $7,600,000 9.16%
10 Ryan Suter $7,538,462 9.08%
11 Aaron Ekblad $7,500,000 9.04%
12 Kris Letang $7,250,000 8.73%
13 Marc-Edouard Vlasic $7,000,000 8.43%
14 Brent Seabrook $6,875,000 8.28%
15 Mark Giordano $6,750,000 8.13%
Ryan McDonagh $6,750,000 8.13%
17 Kevin Shattenkirk $6,650,000 8.01%
18 Cam Fowler $6,500,000 7.83%
Alex Pietrangelo $6,500,000 7.83%
20 Keith Yandle $6,350,000 7.65%
21 Ryan Ellis $6,250,000 7.53%
22 Erik Johnson $6,000,000 7.23%
Mathew Dumba $6,000,000 7.23%
Johnny Boychuk $6,000,000 7.23%
25 Nate Schmidt $5,950,000 7.17%
26 Esa Lindell $5,800,000 6.99%
27 Matt Niskanen $5,750,000 6.93%
Dougie Hamilton $5,750,000 6.93%
29 Marc Staal $5,700,000 6.87%
30 Duncan Keith $5,538,462 6.67%
31 Tyson Barrie $5,500,000 6.63%
Jeff Petry $5,500,000 6.63%
Justin Schultz $5,500,000 6.63%
Colton Parayko $5,500,000 6.63%
Andrej Sekera $5,500,000 6.63%
Nick Leddy $5,500,000 6.63%
37 Alex Goligoski $5,475,000 6.60%
38 Seth Jones $5,400,000 6.51%
Rasmus Ristolainen $5,400,000 6.51%
40 Mike Green $5,375,000 6.48%
41 Jaccob Slavin $5,300,000 6.39%
42 Brady Skjei $5,250,000 6.33%
Torey Krug $5,250,000 6.33%
44 Hampus Lindholm $5,205,556 6.27%
45 Shea Theodore $5,200,000 6.27%
46 Jared Spurgeon $5,187,500 6.25%
47 Zach Bogosian $5,142,857 6.20%
48 Dmitry Orlov $5,100,000 6.14%
49 Morgan Rielly $5,000,000 6.02%
Niklas Hjalmarsson $5,000,000 6.02%
Danny DeKeyser $5,000,000 6.02%
Andy Greene $5,000,000 6.02%
53 Noah Hanifin $4,950,000 5.96%
54 Sami Vatanen $4,875,000 5.87%
Michael Matheson $4,875,000 5.87%
56 Justin Faulk $4,833,333 5.82%
57 T.J. Brodie $4,650,000 5.60%
58 Karl Alzner $4,625,000 5.57%
59 Jakob Chychrun $4,600,000 5.54%
60 Calvin de Haan $4,550,000 5.48%
61 Nikita Zaitsev $4,500,000 5.42%
Shayne Gostisbehere $4,500,000 5.42%
63 Chris Tanev $4,450,000 5.36%
64 Brendan Smith $4,350,000 5.24%
65 Dmitry Kulikov $4,333,334 5.22%
66 Ian Cole $4,250,000 5.12%
David Savard $4,250,000 5.12%
John Klingberg $4,250,000 5.12%
Jonathan Ericsson $4,250,000 5.12%
70 Oscar Klefbom $4,167,000 5.02%
71 Jonas Brodin $4,166,666 5.02%
Damon Severson $4,166,666 5.02%
Adam Larsson $4,166,666 5.02%
74 Josh Manson $4,100,000 4.94%
Brian Dumoulin $4,100,000 4.94%
76 Olli Maatta $4,083,333 4.92%
77 Brett Pesce $4,025,000 4.85%
78 Jacob Muzzin $4,000,000 4.82%
Alec Martinez $4,000,000 4.82%
Erik Gudbranson $4,000,000 4.82%
Roman Josi $4,000,000 4.82%
Marco Scandella $4,000,000 4.82%
Kris Russell $4,000,000 4.82%
84 Jason Demers $3,937,500 4.74%
85 Colin Miller $3,875,000 4.67%
86 Travis Hamonic $3,857,143 4.65%
87 Connor Murphy $3,850,000 4.64%
88 Justin Braun $3,800,000 4.58%
89 Mattias Ekholm $3,750,000 4.52%
90 Michael Stone $3,500,000 4.22%
91 Brandon Montour $3,387,500 4.08%
92 Radko Gudas $3,350,000 4.04%
93 Brenden Dillon $3,270,000 3.94%
94 Jack Johnson $3,250,000 3.92%
Jay Bouwmeester $3,250,000 3.92%
96 Darnell Nurse $3,200,000 3.86%
97 Trevor Daley $3,166,667 3.82%
98 Joshua Morrissey $3,150,000 3.80%
99 John Moore $2,750,000 3.31%
100 Mark Pysyk $2,733,333 3.29%
101 Markus Nutivaara $2,700,000 3.25%
102 Derek Forbort $2,525,000 3.04%
103 Brayden McNabb $2,500,000 3.01%
Michal Kempny $2,500,000 3.01%
Nick Jensen $2,500,000 3.01%
Kevan Miller $2,500,000 3.01%
Thomas Hickey $2,500,000 3.01%
108 Stephen Johns $2,350,000 2.83%
109 Troy Stecher $2,325,000 2.80%
110 Trevor Van Riemsdyk $2,300,000 2.77%
111 Greg Pateryn $2,250,000 2.71%
Matt Hunwick $2,250,000 2.71%
Brandon Manning $2,250,000 2.71%
114 Nick Holden $2,200,000 2.65%
115 Jamie Oleksiak $2,137,500 2.58%
116 David Schlemko $2,100,000 2.53%
117 Zdeno Chara $2,000,000 2.41%
Ryan Pulock $2,000,000 2.41%
119 Matthew Benning $1,900,000 2.29%
120 Brett Kulak $1,850,000 2.23%
121 Roman Polak $1,750,000 2.11%
122 Adam Pelech $1,600,000 1.93%
123 Mark Barberio $1,450,000 1.75%
Scott Mayfield $1,450,000 1.75%
125 Steven Santini $1,416,666 1.71%
126 Jordan Oesterle $1,400,000 1.69%
Matthew Grzelcyk $1,400,000 1.69%
128 Jon Merrill $1,375,000 1.66%
Kevin Connauton $1,375,000 1.66%
Robert Bortuzzo $1,375,000 1.66%
131 Jan Rutta $1,300,000 1.57%
132 Dan Hamhuis $1,250,000 1.51%
133 Erik Gustafsson $1,200,000 1.45%
Mark Borowiecki $1,200,000 1.45%
135 Robert Hagg $1,150,000 1.39%
136 Madison Bowey $1,000,000 1.20%
Joel Persson $1,000,000 1.20%
138 Adam Fox $925,000 1.11%
Slater Koekkoek $925,000 1.11%
Dante Fabbro $925,000 1.11%
Rasmus Dahlin $925,000 1.11%
142 Dylan Demelo $900,000 1.08%
143 Mikhail Sergachev $894,167 1.08%
144 Miro Heiskanen $894,166 1.08%
Juuso Valimaki $894,166 1.08%
146 Cale Makar $880,833 1.06%
147 Ilya Lyubushkin $874,125 1.05%
148 Travis Dermott $863,333 1.04%
Thomas Chabot $863,333 1.04%
Noah Juulsen $863,333 1.04%
151 Carl Dahlstrom $850,000 1.02%
152 Libor Hajek $833,333 1.00%
153 Paul Ladue $825,000 0.99%
Alex Biega $825,000 0.99%
155 Casey Nelson $812,500 0.98%
156 Christian Folin $800,000 0.96%
157 Sami Niku $775,000 0.93%
Tucker Poolman $775,000 0.93%
159 Rasmus Andersson $755,833 0.91%
160 Christian Jaros $755,000 0.91%
161 Victor Mete $748,333 0.90%
162 Sean Walker $745,000 0.90%
Kyle Capobianco $745,000 0.90%
164 Jacob Middleton $735,000 0.89%
165 Oliver Kylington $730,833 0.88%
166 Samuel Girard $728,333 0.88%
167 Ben Harpur $725,000 0.87%
Nick Seeler $725,000 0.87%
Dean Kukan $725,000 0.87%
Connor Clifton $725,000 0.87%
171 Vince Dunn $722,500 0.87%
172 Jonas Siegenthaler $714,166 0.86%
173 Samuel Morin $700,000 0.84%
Chad Ruhwedel $700,000 0.84%
Jordan Schmaltz $700,000 0.84%
Devon Toews $700,000 0.84%
177 Guillaume Brisebois $697,500 0.84%
Brendan Guhle $697,500 0.84%
Erik Cernak $697,500 0.84%
180 Joshua Brown $675,000 0.81%
Justin Holl $675,000 0.81%
Kurtis Macdermid $675,000 0.81%
Ashton Sautner $675,000 0.81%
Matt Irwin $675,000 0.81%
Yannick Weber $675,000 0.81%
Radim Simek $675,000 0.81%