Salary Cap Officially Set at $73 Million


Originally estimated to be set at around $74 million, the NHL finalized the salary cap on Tuesday night at $73 Million. 

The NHL’s salary cap ceiling has been finalized at $73 million for the 2016-17 season. The floor is set at $54 million while the “adjusted midpoint” is $63.5 million. This represents a modest $1.6 million bump from 2015-16, when the cap ceiling was at $71.4 million.


The Capitals are currently $14,388,207 under the salary cap ceiling. Offensive players not under contract include Marcus Johansson, Jason Chimera, Mike Richards, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta.


Defensive players not under contract include Dmitry Orlov and Mike Weber.


Non-roster players not under contract include Justin Peters, Caleb Herbert, Carter Camper, Ryan Stanton, Zach Sill, Mike Moore, Aaron Ness, Sean Collins, Dan Ellis, Paul Carey and Ryan Bourque.

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Some general notes regarding other teams and the new salary cap:


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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