Washington Capitals Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Washington Capitals, including multi-year cap totals, player cap hits, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Cap Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Total Cap Allocations   $101,198,611 $82,147,500 $55,839,168 $41,550,000 $17,500,000
Signed Players   47 30 12 6 2
Forwards   $48,899,921 $55,319,166 $46,069,168 $33,550,000 $9,500,000
Defensemen   $17,469,167 $18,091,667 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Goaltending   $2,716,667
Injured Reserve   $9,500,000
Suspended  
Buried/Buyout/Dead Cap  


 

Roster Cap Figures

Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Capitals Salary Payroll Table

Forward Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Alex Ovechkin LW $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000
Nicklas Backstrom C $9,200,000 $9,200,000 $9,200,000 $9,200,000 0UFA
Evgeny Kuznetsov C $7,800,000 M-NTC $7,800,000 M-NTC $7,800,000 M-NTC $7,800,000 M-NTC 0UFA
T.J. Oshie RW $5,750,000 M-NTC $5,750,000 M-NTC $5,750,000 M-NTC $5,750,000 M-NTC 0UFA
Anthony Mantha RW $5,700,000 $5,700,000 $5,700,000 0UFA 0-
Thomas Wilson RW $5,166,666 M-NTC $5,166,666 M-NTC $5,166,668 M-NTC 0UFA 0-
Lars Eller C $3,500,000 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Carl Hagelin LW $2,750,000 $2,750,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Conor Sheary LW $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Garnet Hathaway RW $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Connor McMichael C $863,333 $863,333 $863,333 0RFA 0-
Brett Leason RW $716,210 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Aliaksei Protas C $678,712 $789,167 $789,167 0RFA 0-
Nic Dowd C $750,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0UFA
Daniel Sprong RW $725,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Defenseman Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
John Carlson D $8,000,000 M-NTC $8,000,000 M-NTC $8,000,000 M-NTC $8,000,000 $8,000,000 M-NTC
Dmitry Orlov D $5,100,000 M-NTC $5,100,000 M-NTC 0UFA 0- 0-
Justin Schultz D $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Nick Jensen D $2,500,000 $2,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Michal Kempny D $2,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Trevor Van Riemsdyk D $950,000 $950,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Dennis Cholowski D $877,500 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Martin Fehervary D $791,667 $791,667 0RFA 0- 0-
Matt Irwin D $750,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Goaltending Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Ilya Samsonov G $2,000,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Vitek Vanecek G $716,667 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
   

Dead Cap Figures

Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
 

 

Non-Roster Forwards Money

Player Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
LapierreHendrix Lapierre C $129,659 $894,167 $894,167 RFA -
RiatDamien Riat LW $817,500 RFA - - -
ClarkKody Clark RW $808,333 $808,333 RFA - -
SutterRiley Sutter RW $764,167 $764,167 RFA - -
GersichShane Gersich C $750,000 RFA - - -
VecchioneMike Vecchione C $750,000 UFA - - -
SgarbossaMichael Sgarbossa C $172,500 $750,000 UFA - -
MalenstynBeck Malenstyn LW $105,000 RFA - - -
Jonsson-FjallbyAxel Jonsson-Fjallby LW $56,250 $750,000 RFA - -
PilonGarrett Pilon C $22,500 $750,000 RFA - -
SnivelyJoe Snively LW $11,250 RFA - - -
PinhoBrian Pinho C $725,000 UFA - - -
 

Non-Roster Defensemen Money

Player Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
AlexeyevAlexander Alexeyev D $26,826 $894,167 RFA - -
IorioVincent Iorio D $875,833 $875,833 $875,833 RFA -
GeisserTobias Geisser D $774,444 RFA - - -
McIlrathDylan McIlrath D $750,000 $750,000 UFA - -
NardellaBobby Nardella D $97,500 $750,000 RFA - -
JohansenLucas Johansen D $3,750 RFA - - -
 

Non-Roster Goaltenders Money

Player Pos. 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
CopleyPheonix Copley G $1,100,000 UFA - - -
ShepardHunter Shepard G $750,000 $750,000 UFA - -
FucaleZachary Fucale G $37,500 $750,000 UFA - -