NHL Compliance Buyouts

Vincent Lecavalier Buyout
Written by Frank Violette

With the new NHL CBA the teams that were already close to the salary cap have to make some tough decisions to lower their cap because the salary cap goes down this year. It was previously $70.2 millions and it will be $64.3 millions so this is a big contract player that they need to get rid of. And a lot of the teams will be using at least one of the 2 compliance buyouts(buyouts that won’t count on the salary cap). so here’s a list of the players that got bought out because of the new CBA.

Player Old Team New Team Money Made Without Playing
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning Philadelphia Flyers $32 666 667
Rick Dipietro New York Islanders NONE $24 000 000
Ilya Bryzgalov Philadelphia Flyers NONE $23 000 000
Mikhail Grabovski Toronto Maple Leafs Washington $14 333 333
Keith Ballard Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild $32 666 667
Daniel Brière Philadelphia Flyers Montreal Canadiens $3 333 333
Thomas Kaberle Montreal Canadiens NONE $3 000 000
Rostislav Olesz Chicago Blackhawks NONE $2 833 333
Steve Montador Chicago Blackhawks NONE $2 733 333
Mike Komisarek Toronto Maple Leafs Carolina Hurricanes $2 333 333
Jeff Schultz Washington Capitals NONE $2 000 000
Tim Gilbert Minnesota Wild NONE $2 000 000

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Frank Violette

I'm all about hockey in case you haven't noticed. I love talking about stats and the latest news in the hockey world. Oh and I'm a huge Habs fan!

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