Which NHL team has the lowest payroll? The absolute lowest payroll belongs to the Minnesota Wild, who joined the league in 2000–01. In the seven seasons since the Wild joined the league, they have the lowest total payroll, at $187,278,126 ($26,754,018 per season).
What happens if an NHL team goes 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.
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.
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.