What is a cap team in NHL? What Is the NHL Salary Cap? The NHL salary cap is the total amount that NHL teams may pay for players.
What is the NHL salary cap per team? What is the salary cap minimum figure? 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.
What happens if NHL team is over 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.
How does cap space work in NHL? Each year of an NHL player contract, the salary earned contributes to the team’s “cap hit”. The basic cap hit of a contract for each year it is effective is the total money a player will earn in regular salary over the life of the contract divided by the number of years it is effective.