NHL, NHLPA announce $82.5 million salary cap for the 2022–23 season
Photo credit:Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
By Mike Gould5 months ago
The National Hockey League and its players’ association announced Thursday that the salary cap for the 2022–23 season will be set at $82.5 million.
The new figure represents a raise of $1 million from the $81.5 million salary cap seen in 2019–20, 2020–21, and 2021–22. All 32 NHL teams will additionally be required to spend more than $61 million next season (the “lower limit”).
According to PuckPedia, the Vancouver Canucks already have a projected $71.9 million total cap hit for next year — albeit with only one major pending restricted free agent (Brock Boeser) to sign.
The NHL first introduced the salary cap back in the 2005–06 season, setting a spending limit of $39 million for all 30 of its teams. The cap has grown relatively consistently since, with the only long periods of stagnation coming around the 2012 lockout and the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Canucks’ Red Hamilton to present at NHL Awards alongside Nadia Popovici, the medical student who saved his life
- Even if John Gibson is made available, let the buyer beware, there’s serious risk involved: Around the Pacific
- A day after the Oilers took him to Joeys and gifted him a signed Wayne Gretzky jersey, Andrei Kuzmenko is in Vancouver to meet with the Canucks
- The NHL has a chance to do the right thing when it comes to the salary cap recapture penalty that affected the Canucks, but will they?
- Contract negotiations is the last stop on a roller coaster of a season for Brock Boeser
- 5 low-risk forward options the Canucks can sign for cheap this summer
- Andrew Copp, Ilya Mikheyev, and Curtis Lazar listed as potential Canucks UFA targets: report
- 11 free agents that the Canucks should NOT sign this offseason
- Breaking down the tape on new Canucks prospect Filip Johansson’s game, and why we don’t see the “solid defensive game” Patrik Allvin mentioned
- Canucks forward Jason Dickinson ranked fifth-best potential buyout candidate by Daily Faceoff
- Canucks sign former first round pick and right-shot defenceman Filip Johansson to ELC
- Monday Mailbag: Interesting late-round Canucks draft targets, who’s returning to Abbotsford, and the hardest trait to evaluate when scouting
Recent articles from Mike Gould