Tampa Bay Lightning 2025-2026 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Tampa Bay Lightning 2025-2026 salary cap table, including team cap space, buyouts, buried & retained salary, & complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

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Player (4) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap % Notes
Kucherov Nikita Kucherov RW 32 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 - $8,000,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 26.95 M-NTC
Point Brayden Point C 29 $5,000,000 $7,000,000 - $12,000,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 26.95 NMC
Vasilevski Andrei Vasilevski G 31 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 26.95 M-NTC
McDonagh Ryan McDonagh D 36 $4,200,000 - - $4,200,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 19.15 M-NTC
 

2025-2026 Cap Totals

Salary cap totals including salaries, buyout figures, and projected floor & cap space.

Cap Type Adj Cap Total
2025-2026 NHL Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2025-2026 NHL Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Active Contracts $35,250,000
Total Allocated Cap $35,250,000
Cap Space $46,250,000
Cap Floor Space $-24,950,000
Cap Type Cap Total
2025-2026 Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2025-2026 Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Overage/Adjustment $0
Tampa Bay's Adjusted Salary Cap $81,500,000
Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Cap Total Adjusted Cap Total
Active Contracts $19,200,000 $14,000,000 - $33,200,000 $35,250,000 $35,250,000
Total Cap Allocations $19,200,000 $14,000,000 - - $35,250,000 $35,250,000
Cap Space $46,250,000
Cap Floor Space $-24,950,000