How much is the salary cap for NHL teams? The maximum salary cap figure for the 2022-23 NHL season is $82.5 million. The minimum cap figure is $60.2 million. The cap maximum increased by $1 million from the 2021-22 season, the first rise in three years.
Which NHL team has the highest salary?
Columbus Blue Jackets.
|Top paid player(s)||Lyle Odelein|
Do different NHL teams have different salary caps? The NHL salary cap is the total amount that NHL teams may pay for players. The amount set as the salary cap each year depends on the league’s revenue for the previous season.
What happens if an NHL team exceeds the salary cap? Leagues like the NBA have a salary cap, but also allow teams to go and then pay a luxury tax penalty. That’s not how it goes in the NHL. No teams can go over the limit, resulting in teams at times having to play shorthanded if injuries/illness occur and a player suitable to fit under the cap cannot be recalled in time.