What is the minimum salary in the NHL?
Also Monday, the NHL Players' Association sent agents a list of some of the changes to the collective-bargaining agreement. It details how the league's minimum salary will rise from $525,000 to $750,000 over the course of the 10-year deal.
The salary cap is going up after all in the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA announced an upper limit of $75 million US for the 2017-18 season — up from $73 million last season.
- NHL salary cap. The NHL salary cap is the total amount of money that National Hockey League (NHL) teams are allowed to pay their players. It is a "hard" cap, meaning there are no exemptions (and thus no luxury tax penalties are required).
- $2.4 million
- Hockey is played with six (6) players on the ice for each team; five (5) skaters, one (1) goaltender. The typical roster size of a hockey team is twenty (20) players; twelve (12) forwards, 6 defensemen, and two (2) goaltenders.
No player could earn more than $14.28 million.
- Shea Weber (Nashville Predators) $14 million.
- Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) $13.8 million Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks) $13.8 million.
- Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) $12 million.
- Phil Kessel (Pittsburgh Penguins) $10 million.
- That puts him at $427 per 7.6 seconds — $73 short of Alves. 1. Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) – Lundqvist is the highest paid goalie in the NHL with an average salary of $8.5 million. The veteran has a regular season save percentage of .920 over his career, which ranks sixth in the NHL among all-time goalies.
- The 27 highest-paid players in the NBA for the 2017-18 season
- DeMar DeRozan — $27.7 million.
- James Harden — $28.3 million.
- Kyle Lowry — $28.7 million.
- Blake Griffin — $29.5 million.
- Gordon Hayward — $29.7 million.
- Paul Millsap — $30.8 million.
- LeBron James — $33.3 million.
- Stephen Curry — $34.7 million. Zhong Zhi/Getty Images.
- Although the National Hockey League, NHL, does not being in as much in revenue as an the NBA, MLB or the NFL, there are fewer players and teams, meaning higher average salaries. The average NHL salary was $2.4 million in 2011.
Updated: 4th December 2019