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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
Mark Stone, RW FNM $9.5 million $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 $8.8 million UFA
Max Pacioretty, LW PNM $7 million $7 million UFA
William Karlsson, C PNM $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million
Alec Martinez, D PNM $5.25 million $5.25 million $5.25 million
Shea Theodore, D PNM in 2023-24 $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million UFA
Evgenii Dadonov, RW PNM $5 million $5 million UFA UFA
Robin Lehner, G PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million $5 million UFA
Jonathan Marchessault, LW PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million UFA
Reilly Smith, RW PNM $5 million UFA
Alex Tuch, RW PNM in 2023-24 $4.75 million $4.75 million $4.75 million $4.75 million $4.75 million UFA
Chandler Stephenson, C $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million UFA
Brayden McNabb, D $2.5 million UFA
Laurent Brossoit, G $2.325 million $2.325 million UFA
Mattias Janmark, LW $2 million UFA
William Carrier, LW $1.4 million $1.4 million $1.4 million UFA
Brett Howden, C $885K RFA*
Nic Hague, D $791,667K RFA*
Nicolas Roy, F $750K RFA
Zach Whitecloud, D $725K RFA
Keegan Kolesar, F $725K RFA
Nolan Patrick, C RFA*
Dylan Coghlan, D RFA*

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
Parvel Dorofeyev, LW/RW $925K $925K RFA*
Jack Dugan, RW $925K RFA*
Layton Ahac, D $897,500K $897,500K* $897,500K RFA*
Peyton Krebs, LW/C $894,167K $894,167K RFA*
Peter DiLiberatore, D $880,833K $880,833K RFA*
Daniil Miromanov, LW $842,500K RFA*
Mason Primeau, F $825K $825K $825K
Connor Corcoran, D $813,333K $813,333K RFA*
Lukas Cormier, D $813,333K $813,333K RFA*
Maxim Marushev, C $810K $810K RFA*
Jonas Rondbjerg, F $806,667K RFA*
Zac Hayes, D $805K $805K RFA*
Logan Thompson, G $800K RFA*
Jiri Patera, G $800K $800K RFA*
Kaedan Korczak, D $795K $795K RFA*
Marcus Kallionkieli, F $786,111K $786,111K RFA*
Jake Leschyshyn, F $778,333K RFA*
Lucas Elvenes, F $776,667K RFA*
Paul Cotter, F $770K RFA*
Brayden Pachal, D $765K RFA*
Ben Jones, F $760K RFA*
Sven Baertschi, F $750K
Patrick Brown, F $750K
Gage Quinney, F $750K
Dylan Ferguson, G $733K RFA*
Jake Bischoff, D $716,667K UFA

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

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

Golden Knights salary cap quick facts

2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 21 11 10 6 4 3 0
Cap spaced used $81.537 million $67.875 million $53.55 million $39.15 million $28.95 million $24.2 million $0 million
Cap limit $81.5 million X X X X X X
Deadline cap space X X X X X X X

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

2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 26 12 2 0 0 0 0
Cap spaced used $81.537 million $67.875 million $53.55 million $39.15 million $28.95 million $24.2 million $0
Standard player contracts (limit is 50) 47 23 12 5 3 2 0
Cap limit X 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
Jakub Brabenec, F 6/01/2025
Brendan Brisson, C/LW 8/15/2024
Nicholas Campoli, F 8/15/2022
Danii Chayka, D Indefinite
Artur Cholach 6/01/2025
Zach Dean, C 6/01/2023
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
Brandon Kruse, F 8/15/2021
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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