Crunching the Hurricanes’ salary cap

January 6, 2013 

The 2012-13 season will be played under a prorated salary cap based on full-season salaries of $70.2 million. The Hurricanes currently have 20 players on NHL contracts for a total cap hit of $56 million, although Tuomo Ruutu is injured. The NHL roster limit is 23.

Player, 2012-13 cap figure

Eric Staal, $8.25 million

Alexander Semin, $7 million

Cam Ward, $6.3 million

Tuomo Ruutu, $4.75 million

Joni Pitkanen, $4.5 million

Tim Gleason, $4 million

Jordan Staal, $4 million

Jussi Jokinen, $3 million

Joe Corvo, $2 million

Jamie McBain, $1.8 million

Chad LaRose, $1.7 million

Jiri Tlusty, $1.6 million

Jeff Skinner, $1.4 million

Brian Boucher, $950,000

Justin Faulk, $900,000

Anthony Stewart, $900,000

Andreas Nodl, $845,000

Tim Brent, $750,000

Jay Harrison, $700,000

Patrick Dwyer, $625,000

Derek Joslin (buyout), $75,000

Total: $56.045 million

Source:, N&O Research

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