Due to defenseman Martin Fehervary ($80,000) and right-wing Brett Leason ($20,000) hitting benchmarks for performance bonuses this past season, the Washington Capitals will have $100,000 less wiggle room under the 2022-23 NHL salary cap.
The salary cap is expected to increase to $82.5 million on July 17, $1 million more than each of the previous three seasons.
The #ALLCAPS Performance Bonuses Earned:
-Fehervary $80K GP Bonus
-Leason $20K GP Bonus
=$100K total bonuses
By finishing over cap by using LTIR, the full $100K is a carryover overage cap hit next yearhttps://t.co/OLyyi262Uo
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) May 25, 2022
This would give the Capitals $12,528,334 to re-sign right-wing Marcus Johansson (pending unrestricted free agent), center Johan Larsson (UFA), defenseman Justin Schultz (UFA), defenseman Michal Kempny (UFA), defenseman Matt Irwin (UFA), goaltenders Vitek Vanecek in addition to Ilya Samsonov (restricted free agents), and add in free agency or trades barring salary moving out.
Left-wing Conor Sheary, defenseman Dmitry Orlov, defenseman Nick Jensen, and defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk are among the Capitals eligible to sign contract extensions on July 17. All can become unrestricted free agents after next season.
By Harrison Brown