Washington Capitals 2025-2026 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Washington Capitals 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 (2) Pos. Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Perf. Bonus Total Salary Total
Cap Hit
Adj.
Cap Hit
Cap % Notes
Ovechkin Alex Ovechkin LW 40 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 54.29
Carlson John Carlson D 35 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 - $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 45.71 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 $17,500,000
Total Allocated Cap $17,500,000
Cap Space $64,000,000
Cap Floor Space $-42,700,000
Cap Type Cap Total
2025-2026 Salary Cap Max $81,500,000
2025-2026 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 $9,000,000 $6,000,000 - $15,000,000 $17,500,000 $17,500,000
Total Cap Allocations $9,000,000 $6,000,000 - - $17,500,000 $17,500,000
Cap Space $64,000,000
Cap Floor Space $-42,700,000