Can someone explain on Capgeek http://www.capgeek.com/player/690 it says Brad Richards is Getting $12,000,000 this year and $8,000,000 in signing bonus so is he making $20,000,000 just for this year?
No, that's not correct. The $12,000,000 figure includes the signing bonus. If you hover over the "?" beside the NHL Salary header, it reads "The Player's total salary in a given season, including signing bonuses."
So for this year, it is $8,000,000 signing bonus plus $4,000,000 salary for a total of $12,000,000 (before pro-ration for effect of the lockout).
Last edited by Jet: 01-27-2013 at 03:50 PM.
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The most obvious is they get their money July 1st. I'm sure there's a number of small ramifications as well. Buyouts would be one. Also it affects their value in trades, especially with low budget teams.
2017-2018 he gets paid $8 mil July 1st and $4 mil through the year with a cap hit of almost $8 mil. To a team like the Islanders that's extremely valuable. Nashville absorbs the $8 million then trades him to the Isles.