How many NHL teams are over cap? We’ve also seen some trades; like always, many of those moves involved dumping salary. While more signings and trades will occur, several teams are in significant cap trouble. According to CapFriendly, nine NHL teams are poised to spend over the salary cap in 2022-2023.
What happens if NHL teams go over the salary cap? Teams found to have violated the cap face fines of up to US$5 million, cancellation of contracts, loss of draft picks, loss of points and/or forfeiture of game(s) determined to have been affected by the violation of the cap.
What NHL teams are in cap trouble?
|TEAM||PROJECTED CAP SPACE|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||~$91,000|
How do NHL teams get around salary cap? In the NHL, the salary cap isn’t as cut-and-dried as it seems. Teams can navigate around the limits by using long-term injured reserve or having other teams retain salary of players who are no longer on the team.