Kings roster and salary chart: 2016 offseason

When running LA Kings Insider, Rich Hammond used to compile helpful salary charts upon the conclusion of the season as a reference point that aided in the consideration and speculation that comes in advance of the significant player movement in late June and early July. (A more visual and comprehensive depiction of the Kings’ salary commitments is available at General Fanager, while this cheat sheet helps describe protections afforded to restricted free agents, the process of qualifying RFAs, and how offer sheets work.)

Los Angeles has allocated $63.143M to 18 players for the 2016-17 season, dollar figures that include Mike Richards’ cap recapture and settlement but not the retention-affected $2.25M cap hit for Vincent Lecavalier, who has confirmed that he is retiring. Teams may have up to 23 players on the active roster, while next season’s salary cap has been projected at around $74-million, assuming the players vote to implement the 5% escalator clause. A rebounding Canadian dollar backs the $74-million cap, the projection of which may have appeared a bit rosy when presented at prior meetings amongst the Board of Governors (where Commissioner Gary Bettman had disclosed a raise in the “range” of three-million dollars) and general managers. The 2015-16 salary cap was $71.4-million, which represented a $2.4M increase from 2014-15.

Expiring July 1, 2016
Milan Lucic
Kris Versteeg
Trevor Lewis
Luke Schenn
Jamie McBain
Jhonas Enroth
Jeff Schultz
Brett Sutter
Nic Dowd (RFA)
Brayden McNabb (RFA)
Derek Forbort (RFA)
Patrik Bartosak (RFA)*
Andrew Crescenzi (RFA)
Maxim Kitsyn (RFA)
Alex Roach (RFA)

Expiring After 2016-17 (Cap Hit)
Dwight King (1.95M)
Rob Scuderi (1.13M)
Peter Budaj (600K)
Vincent LoVerde (575K)
Tyler Toffoli (RFA / 3.25M)
Tanner Pearson (RFA / 1.4M)
Nick Shore (RFA / 600K)
Andy Andreoff (RFA / 588K)
Kevin Gravel (RFA / 668K)
Jonny Brodzinski (RFA / 809K)
Michael Mersch (RFA / 787K)
Nick Ebert (RFA / 692K)
Joel Lowry (RFA / 675K)
Justin Auger (RFA / 617K)
Zach Leslie (RFA / 617K)
Kurtis MacDermid (RFA / 578K)

Expiring After 2017-18 (Cap Hit)
Vincent Lecavalier (2.25M)**
Matt Greene (2.5M)
Jordan Nolan (950K)
Adrian Kempe (RFA / 925K)
Erik Cernak (RFA / 733K)
Alex Lintuniemi (RFA / 729K)
Damir Sharipzyanov (RFA / 625K)

Expiring After 2018-19 (Cap Hit)
Drew Doughty (7M)
Michael Amadio (RFA / 718K)
Spencer Watson (RFA / 706K)

Expiring After 2019-20 (Cap Hit)
Kyle Clifford (1.6M)
Jake Muzzin (4M)

Expiring After 2020-21 (Cap Hit)
Alec Martinez (4M)
Marian Gaborik (4.88M)

Expiring After 2021-22 (Cap Hit)
Dustin Brown (5.88M)
Jeff Carter (5.27M)

Expiring After 2022-23 (Cap Hit)
Jonathan Quick (5.8M)

Expiring After 2023-24 (Cap Hit)
Anze Kopitar (10M)

*Currently under team suspension
**Has indicated he will retire; no cap recapture penalties would affect Los Angeles or Philadelphia

Financial reference courtesy of General Fanager

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