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How much do Golden Knights players make?

Updated October 13, 2020 - 9:59 am

Want to know how much Golden Knights players are making? Curious as to how close the NHL franchise is to the salary cap ceiling?

Well, here you go. Here’s a look at the Knights’ salary cap table and what each players makes, on average, each season in the NHL (many younger players make less when they’re in the minors).

Roster players

NHL contracts Season 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Jack Eichel, C FNM $10 million $10 million $10 million $10 million UFA
Mark Stone, RW** FNM $9.5 million $9.5 million $9.5 million $9.5 million $9.5 million UFA
Alex Pietrangelo, D FNM $8.8 million $8.8 million $8.8 million $8.8 million $8.8 million UFA
Shea Weber, D* $7.857 million $7.857 million $7.857 million $7.857 million UFA
William Karlsson, C PNM $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million UFA
Alec Martinez, D PNM $5.25 million $5.25 million UFA
Shea Theodore, D PNM in 2023-24 $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million UFA
Robin Lehner, G* PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million UFA
Jonathan Marchessault, LW PNM $5 million $5 million UFA
Reilly Smith, RW PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million UFA
Nicolas Roy, F $3 million $3 million $3 million $3 million $3 million UFA
Brayden McNabb, D $2.85 million $2.85 million $2.85 million UFA
Chandler Stephenson, C $2.75 million $2.75 million UFA
Zach Whitecloud, D $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million
Laurent Brossoit, G $2.325 million UFA
Nic Hague, D $2.294 million $2.294 million $2.294 million RFA
Adin Hill, G $2.175 million UFA
Brett Howden, C $1.5 million RFA
Phil Kessel, RW $1.5 million UFA
William Carrier, LW $1.4 million $1.4 million UFA
Keegan Kolesar, F $1.4 million $1.4 million $1.4 million UFA
Nolan Patrick, C* $1.2 million RFA*
Ben Hutton, D $850K $850K UFA
Jake Leschyshyn, F $766,667K $766,667K $766,667K UFA
Paul Cotter, LW $760K $775K $775K $775K RFA
Logan Thompson, G $766,667K $766,667K $766,667K UFA
Michael Amadio, RW $762.5K $762.5K UFA

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent RFA*: Restricted free agent without arbitration rights

FNM: Full no-movement protection PNM: Partial no-movement protection **: Player is on long-term injured reserve ***: Player has had salary retained

Non-roster players

NHL contracts 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Brendan Brisson, LW/RW $925K $925 $925 RFA*
Parvel Dorofeyev, LW/RW $925K RFA*
Ivan Morozov, C $925K $925K RFA*
Zack Dean, C $914,167K $914,167K $914,167K RFA*
Layton Ahac, D $897.500K $897.500K RFA*
Peter DiLiberatore, D $880,833K RFA*
Daniil Chayka, D $870K $870K $870K RFA*
Joe Fleming, D $859,167K $859,167K $859,167K RFA*
Isaiah Saville, G $849,667K $849,667K RFA*
Mason Primeau, F $825K $825K RFA*
Connor Corcoran, D $813,333K RFA*
Lukas Cormier, D $813,333K RFA*
Maxim Marushev, C $810K RFA*
Zac Hayes, D $805K RFA*
Jiri Patera, G $800K RFA*
Kaedan Korczak, D $789.167K $789.167K RFA*
Marcus Kallionkieli, F $784.722K $784.722K RFA*
Jonas Rondbjerg, F $766,667K $766,667K $766,667K RFA
Daniil Miromanov, D $762,500K $762,500K RFA
Byron Froese, F $762,500K $762,500K UFA
Sheldon Rempal, F $762,500K $762,500K UFA
Spencer Foo, F $750K UFA
Sakari Manninen, F $750K UFA
Brayden Pachal, D $750K RFA*

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

FNM: Full no-movement protection PNM: Partial no-movement protection

Golden Knights salary cap quick facts

2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 27 22 16 8 5 1
Cap spaced used $96.557 million** $87.87 million $71.86 million $48.582 million $29.95 million $2.75 million
Cap limit $82.5 million X X X X X
Deadline cap space X X X X X X

**Knights can exceed the cap by $14.057 million with Weber, Lehner and Patrick on LTIR.

RFA*: designates restricted free agent without arbitration rights

Note: Money reflects potential NHL cap hit and not minors salary.

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

FNM: Full no-movement protection PNM: Partial no-movement protection

Golden Knights non-roster quick facts

2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Players under contract 13 10 4 0 0
Cap spaced used $96.557 million** $87.87 million $71.86 million $48.582 million $29.95 million $2.75 million
Standard player contracts (limit is 50) 35 25 13 5 4 1
Cap limit X X X X X X

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

FNM: Full no-movement protection PNM: Partial no-movement protection

Reserve list

Unsigned players the Golden Knights have exclusive rights to until a certain date.

Player Must sign by
Jakob Brabenec, F 6/1/2025
Artur Cholach 6/01/2025
Jakub Demek, F 6/01/2025
Ryder Donovan, F 8/15/2023
Martins Dzierkals, RW Indefinite
Noah Ellis, D 8/15/2025
Jackson Hallum, RW 8/15/2026
Carl Lindbom, G 6/01/2025
Ivan Morozov, F Indefinite
Mason Primeau, F 6/01/2021
Isaiah Saville, G 8/15/2023
Jesper Vikman, G 8/01/2024

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

FNM: Full no-movement protection PNM: Partial no-movement protection

Source: CapFriendly.com

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