Washington Capitals 2021-2022 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Washington Capitals 2021-2022 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 (24) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap % Notes
Ovechkin Alex Ovechkin LW 36 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - $5,000,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 11.66
Carlson John Carlson D 31 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 9.82 M-NTC
Kuznetsov Evgeny Kuznetsov C 29 $3,000,000 $5,000,000 - $8,000,000 $7,800,000 $7,800,000 9.57 M-NTC
Oshie T.J. Oshie RW 34 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 - $6,000,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 7.06 M-NTC
Wilson Thomas Wilson RW 27 $3,100,000 $3,000,000 - $6,100,000 $5,166,666 $5,166,666 6.34 M-NTC
Orlov Dmitry Orlov D 30 $1,300,000 $2,000,000 - $3,300,000 $5,100,000 $5,100,000 6.26 M-NTC
Schultz Justin Schultz D 31 $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 4.91
Eller Lars Eller C 32 $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 4.29
Hagelin Carl Hagelin LW 33 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 - $3,000,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 3.37
Jensen Nick Jensen D 31 $2,500,000 $500,000 - $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 3.07
Samsonov Ilya Samsonov G 24 $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 2.45
Sheary Conor Sheary LW 29 $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.84
Hathaway Garnet Hathaway RW 29 $800,000 $700,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.84
Lapierre Hendrix Lapierre C 19 $832,500 $92,500 $50,000 $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 1.10 Two-Way
Cholowski Dennis Cholowski D 23 $900,000 - - $900,000 $900,000 $877,500 1.08 Two-Way
McMichael Connor McMichael C 20 $832,500 $92,500 - $925,000 $863,333 $863,333 1.06 Two-Way
Fehervary Martin Fehervary D 21 $750,000 - $132,500 $750,000 $791,667 $791,667 0.97 Two-Way
Leason Brett Leason RW 22 $750,000 $92,500 $32,500 $842,500 $842,500 $766,766 0.94 Two-Way
Irwin Matt Irwin D 33 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 0.92 Two-Way
Sprong Daniel Sprong RW 24 $750,000 - - $750,000 $725,000 $725,000 0.89
Vanecek Vitek Vanecek G 25 $750,000 - - $750,000 $716,667 $716,667 0.88 Two-Way
Protas Aliaksei Protas C 20 $750,000 $92,500 $132,500 $842,500 $789,167 $686,604 0.84 Two-Way
Malenstyn Beck Malenstyn LW 23 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $592,500 0.73 Two-Way
Sgarbossa Michael Sgarbossa C 29 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $585,000 0.72 Two-Way
 

2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Player (3) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
Mantha Anthony Mantha
(Shoulder)
RW 27 $5,300,000 - - $5,300,000 $5,700,000 $5,700,000 6.99
Van Riemsdyk Trevor Van Riemsdyk
(Covid-19)
D 30 $900,000 - - $900,000 $950,000 $950,000 1.17
Dowd Nic Dowd
(Covid-19)
C 31 $800,000 - - $800,000 $750,000 $750,000 0.92
 

2021 Long Term Injured Reserve Cap

Player (1) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
Backstrom Nicklas Backstrom
(Hip)
C 33 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 $9,200,000 $9,200,000 11.29
 

2021 Buried Cap

Player (5) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap %
KempnyMichal Kempny D 31 $1,000,000 $1,200,000 - $2,200,000 $2,500,000 $1,375,000 1.69
NardellaBobby Nardella D 25 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $97,500 0.12
Jonsson-FjallbyAxel Jonsson-Fjallby LW 23 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $56,250 0.07
PilonGarrett Pilon C 23 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $22,500 0.03
FucaleZachary Fucale G 26 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $11,250 0.01
 

2021-2022 Cap Totals

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

Cap Type Adj Cap Total
2021-2022 NHL Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2021-2022 NHL Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Active Contracts $67,315,870
Injured Reserve Money $7,400,000
Long Term Reserve Money $5,221,630
Buried Money $1,562,500
Total Allocated Cap $81,500,000
Cap Space $0
Cap Type Cap Total
2021-2022 Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2021-2022 Salary Cap Floor $60,200,000
Overage/Adjustment $0
Washington's Adjusted Salary Cap $81,500,000
Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Cap Total Adjusted Cap Total
Active Contracts $39,515,000 $24,570,000 $347,500 $64,085,000 $67,839,167 $67,315,870
Injured Reserve $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000 $7,400,000 $7,400,000
Long Term Injured Reserve $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 $9,200,000 $5,221,630
Buried $4,000,000 $1,200,000 - $5,200,000 $1,562,500 $1,562,500
Total Cap Allocations $55,515,000 $30,770,000 $347,500 - $86,001,667 $81,500,000
Cap Space $0


2021-2022 Non-Roster Players

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (19) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
KempnyMichal Kempny D 31 $1,000,000 $1,200,000 - - $2,500,000 $1,375,000
CopleyPheonix Copley G 29 $1,500,000 - - - $1,100,000 $1,100,000
AlexeyevAlexander Alexeyev D 21 $832,500 - - $70,000 $894,167 $894,167
IorioVincent Iorio D 18 $775,000 $92,500 $57,500 $80,000 $875,833 $875,833
RiatDamien Riat LW 24 $750,000 $92,500 $82,500 $70,000 $817,500 $817,500
ClarkKody Clark RW 21 $800,000 - $32,500 $70,000 $808,333 $808,333
GeisserTobias Geisser D 22 $750,000 - $60,000 $70,000 $774,444 $774,444
SutterRiley Sutter RW 21 $750,000 - $107,500 $70,000 $764,167 $764,167
GersichShane Gersich C 25 $750,000 - - $187,500 $750,000 $750,000
JohansenLucas Johansen D 23 $750,000 - - $95,000 $750,000 $750,000
McIlrathDylan McIlrath D 29 $750,000 - - $450,000 $750,000 $750,000
ShepardHunter Shepard G 25 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $750,000
SnivelyJoe Snively LW 25 $750,000 - - $90,000 $750,000 $750,000
VecchioneMike Vecchione C 28 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $750,000
PinhoBrian Pinho C 26 $750,000 - - - $725,000 $725,000
NardellaBobby Nardella D 25 $750,000 - - $110,000 $750,000 $97,500
Jonsson-FjallbyAxel Jonsson-Fjallby LW 23 $750,000 - - $175,000 $750,000 $56,250
PilonGarrett Pilon C 23 $750,000 - - $110,000 $750,000 $22,500
FucaleZachary Fucale G 26 $750,000 - - $750,000 $750,000 $11,250