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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 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Jack Eichel, C FNM $10 million $10 million $10 million UFA
Mark Stone, RW* FNM $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 UFA
William Karlsson, C PNM $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million $5.9 million UFA
Alec Martinez, D PNM $5.25 million UFA
Shea Theodore, D PNM in 2023-24 $5.2 million $5.2 million UFA
Ivan Barbashev, LW PNM $5 million $5 million $5 million $5 million $5 million
Robin Lehner, G** PNM $5 million $5 million UFA
Jonathan Marchessault, LW PNM $5 million UFA
Adin Hill, G PNM $4.9 million $4.9 million UFA
Nicolas Roy, F $3 million $3 million $3 million $3 million UFA
Brayden McNabb, D $2.85 million $2.85 million UFA
Chandler Stephenson, C $2.75 million UFA
Zach Whitecloud, D $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million $2.75 million
Nic Hague, D $2.294 million $2.294 million RFA
William Carrier, LW $1.4 million UFA
Keegan Kolesar, F $1.4 million $1.4 million UFA
Ben Hutton, D $850K UFA
Paul Cotter, LW $775K $775K $775K RFA
Logan Thompson, G $766,667K $766,667K UFA
Michael Amadio, RW $762.5K UFA
Brett Howden, C RFA
Phil Kessel, RW 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

Non-roster players

NHL contracts 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
David Edstrom, C $950K $950K UFA
Dysin Mayo, D $950K $950K UFA
Brendan Brisson, LW/RW $925K $925K RFA*
Ivan Morozov, C $925K RFA*
Layton Ahac, D $897.500K RFA*
Christopher Sedoff, D $870K $870K $870K RFA*
Jesper Vikman, G $858K $858K $858K RFA*
Isaiah Saville, G $849,667K RFA*
Jakub Brabenec, F $846,667K $846,667K $846,667K RFA*
Carl Lindbom, G $840K $840K $840K RFA*
Joe Fleming, D $836,667K $836,667K $836,667K RFA*
Matyas Sapovaliv, C $831,667K $831,667K $831,667K RFA*
Daniil Chayka, D $825K $825K $825K RFA*
Mason Primeau, F $825K RFA*
Lukas Cormier, D $793,333K $793,333K RFA*
Kaedan Korczak, D $789,167K RFA*
Marcus Kallionkieli, F $784,722K RFA*
Mason Geertsen, F $775K $775K UFA
Mason Morelli, F $775K $775K UFA
Brayden Pachal, D $775K $775K RFA
Jiri Patera, G $775K RFA
Gage Quinney, F $775K $775K UFA
Jonas Rondbjerg, F $766,667K $766,667K RFA
Daniil Miromanov, D $762,500K RFA
Byron Froese, F $762,500K UFA
Sheldon Rempal, F $762,500K UFA
Pavel Dorofeyev, LW/RW 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

2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Players under contract 21 14 8 6 2
Cap spaced used $80.812 million $64.011 million $45.725 million $34.95 million $7.75 million
Cap limit $83.5 million X X X
Deadline cap space X X X

**Knights can exceed the cap by up $5 million if Lehner starts the season on long-term injured reserve.

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

2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Players under contract 18 9 1 0
Cap spaced used $87.87 million $71.86 million $48.582 million $29.95 million $2.75 million
Standard player contracts (limit is 50) 38 23 8 5
Cap limit 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
Mathieu Cataford, F 6/01/2025
Artur Cholach, D 6/01/2025
Jakub Demek, F 6/01/2025
Ryder Donovan, F 8/15/2024
Martins Dzierkals, RW Indefinite
Noah Ellis, D 8/15/2026
Patrick Guay, F 6/01/2024
Jordon Gustafson, F 6/01/2024
Jackson Hallum, F 8/15/2026
Ben Hemmerling, F 6/01/2024
Arttu Karki, D 6/01/2027
Tuomas Uronen, F 6/01/2027
Cameron Whitehead, G 8/15/2027
Abram Wiebe, D 8/15/2027

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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