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How much do Golden Knights players make?

Updated November 19, 2019 - 3:53 pm

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 2019-20 2020-21 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 $9.5 million $9.5 million UFA
Max Pacioretty, LW PNM $7 million $7 million $7 million $7 million UFA
Marc-Andre Fleury, G PNM $7 million $7 million $7 million UFA
Paul Stastny, C PNM $6.5 million $6.5 million UFA
Nate Schmidt, D PNM $5.95 million $5.95 million $5.95 million $5.95 million $5.95 million $5.95 million UFA UFA
William Karlsson, C PNM in 2020-21 $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million
Shea Theodore, D PNM in 2023-24 $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million $5.2 million UFA
Jonathan Marchessault, LW PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million $5 million $5 million UFA
Reilly Smith, RW PNM $5 million $5 million $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 $4.75 million $4.75 million UFA
Cody Eakin, C $3.85 million UFA
Ryan Reaves, RW $2.775 million UFA
Brayden McNabb, D $2.5 million $2.5 million $2.5 million UFA
Nick Holden, D $2.2 million UFA
Jon Merrill, D $1.375 million UFA
Chandler Stephenson, C $1.05 million RFA
Tomas Nosek, C/LW $1 million UFA
Cody Glass, C/RW $863.333K $863.333K $863.333K RFA*
Malcolm Subban, G $850K RFA
Nicolas Hague, D $791,667K $791,667K $791,667K RFA*
Brandon Pirri, LW $775K $775K UFA
William Carrier, LW $725K RFA
Deryk Engelland, D $700K UFA

UFA: Unrestricted free agent RFA: Restricted free agent

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

Non-roster players

NHL contracts 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Zach Whitecloud, D $925K RFA*
Jimmy Schuldt, D $850K RFA
Jonas Rondbjerg, F $806.667K $806.667K $806.667K RFA*
Marcus Kallionkieli, F $795.833K $795.833K $795.833K RFA*
Jake Leschyshyn, F $778.333K $778.333K $778.333K RFA*
Lucas Elvenes, F $776.667K $776.667K $776.667K RFA*
Reid Duke, F $770K RFA
Paul Cotter, F $770K $770K $770K RFA*
Brayden Pachal, D $765K $765K $765K RFA*
Ben Jones, F $760K $760K $760K RFA*
Curtis McKenzie, F $750K UFA
Garret Sparks, G $750K UFA
Dylan Ferguson, G $733K $733K $733K RFA*
Nicolas Roy, F $720K RFA*
Jake Bischoff, D $716.667K $716.667K $716.667K UFA
Dylan Coghlan, D $715.556K $715.556K RFA*
Gage Quinney, F $715K RFA
Keegan Kolesar, F $702.5K RFA*
Patrick Brown, F $700K $700K UFA
Tyrell Goulbourne, F $700K $700K UFA
Brett Lernout, D $700K RFA
Jaycob Megna, D $700K UFA
Oscar Dansk, G $675K RFA
Valentin Zykov, LW/RW $65K 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

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 23 14 12 7 6 5 3 2 0
Cap spaced used $81.145 million $66.730 million $59.452 million $43.3 million $36.3 million $31.3 million $20.15 million $15.4 million $0
Retained salary (from Tomas Tatar trade) $500K $500K
Cap space used $81.145 million $66.730 million $59.452 million $43.3 million $36.3 million $31.3 million $20.15 million $15.4 million $0
Cap limit $81.5 million X 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

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 22 13 11 7 6 5 3 2 0
Cap spaced used $79.413 million $65.938 million $58.66 million $43.3 million $36.3 million $31.3 million $20.15 million $15.4 million $0
Retained salary (from Tomas Tatar trade) $500K $500K
Cap limit $81.5 million X 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
Layton Ahac, D 8/15/2023
Xavier Bouchard, D 6/1/2020
Nicholas Campoli, F 8/15/2022
Connor Corcoran, D 6/1/2020
Slava Demin, D 8/15/2022
Peter Diliberatore, D 8/15/2022
Ryder Donovan, F 8/15/2023
Pavel Dorofeyev, F Indefinite
Jack Dugan, F 8/15/2022
Jordan Kooy, G 6/1/2020
Kaedan Korczak, D 6/1/2021
Peyton Krebs, F 6/1/2021
Brandon Kruse, F 8/15/2021
Ivan Morozov, F Indefinite
Jiri Patera, G 6/1/2021
Mason Primeau, F 6/1/2021
Isaiah Saville, G 8/15/2023

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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