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Salary Cap: 2013-14 Washington Capitals: Salary/Cap Hit/Contract Thread

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- Players Under Contract - Players on NHL Roster - Part I

- Players Under Contract - Players not on NHL Roster - Part II

- Players Under Contract - Organizational Contract List - Part III and AHL Contracts

- Free Agents: UFAs & RFAs

- Unsigned Prospects & Draft Pick Information

- Key Dates

- FAQ / Sources

- Notes on the new CBA

Note: This is a resource thread, not a speculation thread...so roster discussions would be better served for the off-season discussion threads.

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The following is an ongoing, fairly conservative roster estimate based on players under contract for the 2013-14 season. Spots currently set to be up for grabs or unfilled have been left blank for the time being. Cap hits are shown, not salary.

The Caps currently have 47 players under NHL contract for the '13-14 season (counting Carrick, Wilson & Burakovsky)

Left Wing  Center  Right Wing 
Marcus Johansson
 Nicklas Backstrom
 Alexander Ovechkin
Martin Erat
 Mikhail Grabovski
 Troy Brouwer
Brooks Laich
 Eric Fehr
 Joel Ward
Jason Chimera
 Jay Beagle
 Tom Wilson
Aaron Volpatti
 Michael Latta

Left D  Right D 
Karl Alzner
 Mike Green
John Erskine
 John Carlson
Jack Hillen
 Connor Carrick
   Steven Oleksy

Braden Holtby
Michal Neuvirth

Cap total: $64.3M / 23 players
2013-14 salary cap: $64.3M
Cap space: approx. $.not much

The 2013-14 off-season salary cap is set to $70.73M ($64.3M + 10%). Teams must be under the season's salary cap by the end of training camp. (CBA 50.5 pg 261)

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Other players under contract for '13-14 season (in alpha order, figures once again are cap hits):

Brandon Anderson+G
Julien Brouillette+D
Andre Burakovsky+RW
contract eligible to slide
Connor Carrick+D
contract eligible to slide
Nicolas DeschampsLW
Brett Flemming+D
Stanislav Galiev+LW
Chay GenowayD
Philipp Grubauer+G
David KolomatisD
Tomas KundratekD
Michael Latta+C
Peter LeblancC
David LeggioG
Garrett Mitchell+RW
Dmitry Orlov+D
Joel RechliczRW
Cameron Schilling+D
Nate Schmidt+D
Brandon SegalRW
Ryan StoaLW
Matt WatkinsRW
Casey WellmanC
Patrick Wey+D

+ Waiver-exempt to start '13-14 season.
* '94 (or later)-born player drafted/signed out of the CHL; ineligible to play in the AHL until CHL team's season is over. Note for the '13-14 season, overagers in the CHL are '93-born players.

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Organizational list of the 48 (including Carrick, Wilson & Burakovsky) players under contract for '13-14 season : (alphabetical by position)

Forwards (26)Defensemen (17)Goalies (5)
Backstrom, NicklasAlzner, KarlAnderson, Brandon
Beagle, JayBrouillette, JulienGrubauer, Philipp
Brouwer, TroyCarlson, JohnHalak, Jaroslav
Brown, ChrisCarrick, Connor*Holtby, Braden
Burakovsky, Andre*Erskine, JohnLeggio, David
Chimera, JasonFlemming, Brett 
Deschamps, Nicolas Genoway, Chay 
Fehr, EricGreen, Mike 
Galiev, StanislavHillen, Jack 
Grabovski, MikhailKolomatis, David 
Johansson, MarcusKundratek, Tomas 
Kuznetsov, EvgenyOleksy, Steven 
Laich, BrooksOrlov, Dmitry 
Latta, MichaelSchilling, Cameron 
Leblanc, PeterSchmidt, Nate 
Mitchell, GarrettStrachan, Tyson 
Ovechkin, AlexWey, Patrick 
Penner, Dustin  
Rechlicz, Joel  
Segal, Brandon  
Stoa, Ryan  
Volpatti, Aaron  
Ward, Joel  
Watkins, Matt  
Wellman, Casey  
Wilson, Tom*  

Hershey/AHL Contracts for the 2013-14 season:

Head coach: Mike Haviland; Assistant: Ryan Mougenel
G: Riley Gill (note, Grubauer and Leggio are on NHL contracts)
D: Patrick Wellar, Michal Cajkovsky
F: Josh Brittain, Dane Byers (AHL vet), Dustin Gazley, Tyler Ruegsegger, TJ Syner, Jeff Taffe (AHL vet), Nathan Walker, Derek Whitmore (AHL vet)

(note NHL contracts, but Segal & Strachan are AHL vets; Kolomatis & Watkins are not)

Reading/ECHL contracts for the 2013-14 season

Head coach: Larry Courville
D: Mike Banwell, Matt Campanale, Ryan Kavanagh, Damon Kipp, Bryant Molle, Bobby Shea, Brad Walch
F: Louie Caporusso, Julien Cayer, Ethan Cox, Rob Linsmayer, David Marshall, Domenic Monardo, Ian O'Connor, Ryan Santana, Yannick Tifu, David Toews, Ian Watters, Sean Wiles, Marc Zanette

Link to Royals pre-season roster as of 9/18/13

No Trade Clauses/No Movement Clauses

Ovechkin: Limited NTC starting in summer 2014; as described by GM during 2010 Caps Convention panel - Limited NTC, can designate 10 teams he will not accept a trade to and modify list each year before the season starts

Backstrom: Limited NTC starting in summer 2016 (per CapGeek) ""Modified NTC (no restrictions until July 1, 2016; for 2016-17 and beyond, can designate seven teams he will not accept a trade to no-trade list and modify that list each September beginning in 2017)"; confirmed by GM during 2010 Caps Convention panel

Laich: Limited NTC starting in summer 2011 for first four seasons of contract ending sometime after 2014-2015 season; supplies team with five teams he can't be traded to at the beginning of each of the four seasons

Erat: NMC

Grabovski: NTC

Brouwer: per CapGeek, modified NTC

Green: per CapGeek, modified NTC; assume it kicks in at the start of the 2013-14 contract season given this will be his first UFA season

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11 UFAs:

UFAs: 5 Played/dressed for at least one game in the 2012-13 Washington Capitals

Forwards: Mike Ribeiro (signed with Phoenix), Matt Hendricks (signed with Nashville), Wojtek Wolski (signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod/KHL), Joey Crabb (signed with Florida)

Defensemen: Tom Poti (moving on)

Other UFAs

Dane Byers (signed AHL HBH contract), Mike Carman (signed with WBS?), Patrick McNeill (signed with Columbus), Ryan Potulny (signed with Avangard Omsk/KHL), Joel Rechlicz (re-signed,) Dany Sabourin (signed in Austria)


PlayerPos.'12-13 SalaryQualifying OfferNotes
Karl AlznerD
arb. eligible; signed a four-year deal @ $2.8M AAV
Nicolas DeschampsLW
10% QO; per CapGeek signed his 1 yr 1 way QO
Tomas KundratekD
10% QO; signed a two-year deal @ $550k AAV
Marcus JohanssonLW
5% QO; signed two-year deal 2M AAV announced on 9/7
Peter LeBlancC
10% QO; arb. eligible; signed a one-year deal @ TBA AAV
Danick PaquetteRW
10% QO; not tendered; signed with SF Bulls/ECHL
Mattias SjogrenC
5% QO; not tendered; signed with Linkoping/SHL
Dustin StevensonD
10% QO; not tendered; signed with WBS/AHL

NHL minimum salary in 2013/14 = $550,000, so no bump-ups due to minimum salary

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Unsigned Draft Pick/ Prospects with links to hockeydb profiles

(Ages as of June 2013)

Barber, RileyRW19NCAA Miami rights until August 15, 2016; 12 draft
Bowey, MadisonD18WHL KelownaELC announced 4/2/14; 13 draft, contract will slide if does not play in 10 NHL games
Boyd, TravisC19NCAA UMinn rights until August 15, 2015; 11 draft
Burakovsky, Andre*F19OHL Erie ELC announced summer 2013; 13 draft, contract will slide if does not play in 10 NHL games
Di Pauli, ThomasC/LW19NCAA Notre Damerights until August 15, 2016; 12 draft
Djoos, ChristianD18SHL Brynasrights until June 1, 2014; 12 draft
Haar, GarrettD19WHL Portlandrights until June 1, or August 15, 2015 (believe changed to 6/1, confirming); 11 draft
Heinrich, BlakeD18USHL Sioux Cityrights until August 15, 2018; 13 draft; will play for Portland/WHL in '14-15
Herbert, CalebC21NCAA UMDELC announced 3/21/14; 10 draft
Kostenko, SergeiG20KHL Met. Novokuznetskrights held indefinitely due to lack of transfer agreement; 12 draft, played in ECHL in '12-13 on AHL contract, headed back to KHL for '13-14
Koudys, PatrickD20NCAA Penn St.rights until August 15, 2015?; 11 draft; transferred from RPI to Penn St.; year between played in USHL/Muskegon
Kuznetsov, EvgenyC/LW21KHL ChelyabinskELC announced 3/8/14; 10 draft
Lewington, TylerD18WHL Medicine Hatrights until June 1, 2015; 13 draft
Pinho, BrianC18USHL Indianarights until August 15, 2018; 13 draft; committed to Providence College
Sanford, ZachC18USHL Waterloorights until August 15, 2018; 13 draft; committed to Boston College
Stefishen, TaylorLW22CIS U Calgaryrights until August 15, 2014; via trade with Nashville
Stephenson, ChandlerC/LW19WHL ReginaELC announced 4/12/14; 12 draft
Wuthrich, AustinRW19NCAA Notre Damerights until August 15, 2015; 12 draft

Burke, Greg,F,23,NCAA UNH,rights EXPIRED on August 15, 2013; 08 draft


Round 1 - 6: Caps own picks have been retained
Round 4: Chicago's acquired from NYI for the rights to Jaroslav Halak
Round 7: Conditional trade with Minnesota when acquired Chay Genoway; conditions not known at this time
Round 7: Nashville's acquired for the rights to Jaynen Rissling


Round 1-7: Caps own picks have been retained
Round 3: Buffalo's acquired in Neuvirth trade
Round 4: Phoenix's acquired in Erat trade

Note: The rules regarding rights retention were modified with the new/2013 CBA. Will include some information when the new draft picks are added, but for example for European draft picks teams will now have 4 years, not 2 years as in the 2005 CBA.

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Summer/Fall 2013

June 26: Deadline for First Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time); 48 hours (11:00 pm NY time) after conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final the First Buy-Out Period begins

June 30: Sunday, 2013 NHL Draft (Newark, New Jersey) (All 7 Rounds)

July 2: Tuesday, Deadline for Qualifying Offers, which are not open for acceptance prior to July 5

July 3-4: Wednesday/Thursday, Interview Periods for Club RFAs and UFAs (no SPCs or Offer Sheets with New Clubs)

July 4: Thursday, First Buy-out Period Ends (5:00 pm NY time); Club's ability to offer own potential UFA an eight (8) year SPC expires (11:59 pm NY time)

July 5: Friday, Qualifying Offers Open for Acceptance (12:00 pm NY time); RFA/UFA Signing Period Begins (12:00 pm NY time)

July 8-13: Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington, VA

July 10: Wednesday, Deadline for Player-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time); Deadline for RFA Offer Sheets for First Club-Elected Salary Arbitration (5:00 pm NY time); Commencement of Second Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:01 pm NY time)

July 11: Thursday, Deadline for Second Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time)

July 20: Saturday, Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically (5:00 pm NY time)

July 22-August 6: Dates of Salary Arbitration Hearings

August 8: Thursday, Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards

August 15: Deadline to sign select draft picks that played NCAA hockey

September 5: Rookie camp opens and Training camp follows

September 14: Kraft Hockeyville pre-season game in Stirling-Rawdon, Ont. vs. WPG

October 4: Opening night for AHL

October 18: Opening night for ECHL

NHL Schedule: Some talk that it could be released mid-July

(source of NHL key dates for summer 2013: Exhibit 16-B in CBA)

February 9 - 25 Olympic Break

February 23 5pm: AHL Hershey vs Syracuse at Verizon Center

March 5: NHL Trade Deadline at 3pm (wasn't sure if it was 3/4 or 3/5, but now official that it's 3/5)

Apr. 15: NHL Draft Lottery

Apr. 16: Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

June 27 - 28: 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia

Some other calendar dates:

- Dec 1 deadline for Group 2 RFA signings, see 11.4
- Holiday roster freeze a day longer than in previous CBA seasons, now ends 12/28
- Olympic Break: During the Olympics, NHL players will be off from February 9 (or after their final game before the break) to February 18. Practices will resume on February 19. A trade freeze in the NHL is scheduled from February 7 to February 23rd during the Olympic Break.

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This section will be added to & modified in the next few days.

1) Off-Season Salary Cap
2) RFA Qualifying Offers & Arbitration
3) RFA Offer Sheet Compensation Information
4) Waivers
5) Contract Extensions
6) Sources

1) Off-Season Salary Cap. What are the rules for cap compliance during the off-season? Teams are allowed to exceed the coming season's salary cap by up to 10% in the off-season (defined as from July 1 until the last day of training camp). This summer the off-season does not start until July 5. Note, starting with the 2013-14 season, there will be a 10% increase starting March 1 for tagging purposes.

Players included in the off-season cap tally include all players signed to one-way contracts; a proportional salary amount from players on two-way contracts based on their days on the NHL roster the previous season; all active QOs & offer sheets; and all buyout amounts (excluding compliance buyouts) and deferred bonuses for the upcoming season.
So, for the summer of 2013, contracts that count towards the off-season number include all one way contracts plus the pro-rated contracts for all the Hershey call-ups still under contract.

2) QOs & Arbitration. How are qualifying offers calculated and how does arbitration work? Qualifying offer amounts depend on the salary in the expiring contract year as follows:

Salary in final year Qualifying offer
<= $660k 110% of previous salary
$660k - $1M 105% of previous salary
=> $1M 100% of previous salary

Arbitration rights (eligibility for player-elected arbitration) are determined based on the number of pro years and the players age upon signing their first contract.

Age upon signing first SPC Required years to gain arb. rights
18-20 4 years
21 3 years
22-23 2 years
24+ 1 year

It's important to note that the player's age when signing isn't their age when they actually sign the contract but their age on September 15th of the year in which the contract is signed. Pro in this instance means either the NHL or AHL, except for 18-19yo's in the AHL. Based on the CBA's wording, 18-19yo's must be in the NHL (and play 11 or more games) to be considered pro. For more on arbitration consult Article 12 of the CBA.

The arbitration hearing award walk-away point for summer 2013 is $3,500,000.

3) RFA Offer Sheet Compensation Information for 2013 & 2014:

$1,110,249 or below - No Compensation

Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 - 3rd round pick

Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 - 2nd round pick

Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 - 1st round pick, 3rd

Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 - 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd

Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 - Two 1st round Picks, 2nd, 3rd

Over $8,410,976 - Four 1st Round Picks

Note, these are the same compensation $/picks as last season and next season. Per 10.4 in the CBA, the next time this will change is after the 2014-15 season. It is "based on the average annual value of the compensation contained in the Principal Terms (as defined in Section 10.3(e) hereof) of the New Club's Offer Sheet (determined by dividing such compensation by the lesser of the number of years of the Offer Sheet or five)"

4) Waiver News

Re-entry waivers NO longer exist; waivers are 24 hours noon to noon 7 days a week.

The thresholds for skaters are as follows:

AgeYears From SigningNHL Games Played

For Goalies

5) Contract Extensions - Negotiating new contracts with players in organization

Players on the last year of a multi-year deal and players in last year of an ELC can enter into contract extensions starting July 5, 2013.

Players on one year contracts for the 2013-14 season can not have an official contract extension entered into before January 1, 2014.

$550,000 is the minimum salary for the 2013-14 & 2014-15 seasons.

Change with NTCs and NMCs when signing an extension. If a contract extension for a player includes an NTC or NMC, the team and player can agree for the clause to be effective immediately or at a specific time before the new contract takes effect IF the player qualifies for an NTC or NMC at that time, i.e., the player is playing what would be considered an UFA season. see 11.8(b) As an example, as we understand the rule, this would not have changed anything for Jeff Carter when he signed his extension with the Flyers and then was traded to LAK, because he was not playing an UFA season.

6) Sources:

- Langway and Sk84fun_dc's number crunching and CBA jujitsu. (We're human, though, so take this as just a good faith effort at getting into the nitty gritty of contracts in the cap world. We'll keep adding and correcting information as it becomes available.)

Some additional sources/references:

- CapGeek for cap & buyout calculators

- The 2013 CBA is available via the NHL and the NHLPA sites!

- See Exhibit 16 for the transition rules, including waiver GP rules as impacted for lockout shortened season

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The New 2013 CBA - Some Other Highlights/Notes:

1) Contract term limits: 8 year contract limit for own player, 7 years for others (see Article 50.8); Variance limits were established for certain front-loaded contracts (see 50.7(a)(i)) at 35% year-to-year based on first-year salary+bonuses and the lowest season can't be less than 50% of the highest season.

2) Cap hits for contracts assigned outside of NHL, a defined amount does not count against the cap: For any Player Loaned to a club in another professional league, the Averaged Amount of such SPC less the sum of the Minimum Paragraph 1 NHL Salary and $375,000 for that League Year (e.g., $925,000 in 2013-14) for the period during which such Player is Loaned to such professional league (see 50.5)

3) Compliance Buy-Outs: "Clubs shall only be permitted to exercise their right to compliance buy-outs for SPCs that were entered into on or before September 15, 2012." No minimum salary/cap hit requirement to be eligible for a compliance buy-out. Two Compliance Buy-Outs allowed total during the compliance buy-out periods this and next off-season. Compliance buy-outs follow the same 2/3 or 1/3 (under 26) salary over twice the years bought out, but there is no cap hit incurred by the team. See calendar above for the dates. Compliance Buy-Outs prohibit the player from rejoining the acting team for the following league season.

4) Ability to Retain Percent of Salary/Cap Hit in a trade, up to 50% (Mirtle article on retained salary/cap hit transactions) (see 50.5(e)(iii))

5) Cap advantage recapture: see 50.5(d)(ii)(A)-(B)

6) Club-elected arbitration won't block offer sheets: Players taken to arbitration will maintain the ability to sign an offer sheet up until 7/5.

7) UFA meet & interview period: Every year prior to the start of UFA, players and teams can meet & interview pending UFAs and RFAs. During normal league seasons that period is between the day after the draft (no later than 6/25) and 6/30 for UFAs. For 2013-14 that period is 7/3-4.

8) Expanded draft lottery: All 14 non-playoff teams (or teams owning their pick) now have a shot at moving all the way up to #1.

9) The minor league salary figure for ELCs is set at a max of $70,000 for the entirety of this CBA.

10) Games Played Bonuses for Group 1 Players. Games played bonuses may be provided to a Group 1 Player only for: (i) five (5) games played, (ii) ten (10) games played, and (iii) more than ten (10) games played. Such bonuses shall be subject to the maximum limit on the amount payable and subject to the other conditions for such bonuses, as set forth below. (see 9.7)

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