With Free Agent Frenzy Contuining with several big names still on the board, the site has done a breakdown of all the signings in the NHL so far. there are some statistically significant facts found within the first few days of free agency and here is 10 of the most significant stats.
As of now 154 players have signed contracts (both UFA’s and RFA’s) with a grand total of 651,826,500 being spent on total contracts. The cap hit for the contracts in the following season totals 222,527,166.
Heres a picture of Jumbo Joe signing his contract today.
The Average Contract Length being signed since July 1 is 1.7 Years. What we can deduce from this is a lot of 1 year or 2 year entry level contracts have been signed.
For Entry Level Contracts here are the rules for the age lengths.
- 18-21 years of age: 3 years
- 22-23 years of age: 2 years
- 24 years of age: 1 year
The Average Age for players signing in the past 48 hours is 27.
The highest total contract, as well as cap hit per season belongs to Carey Price with $10.5 million per season. His total contract adds up to $84 million.
The Average Contract signed July 1st is worth $4.2 Million over its duration.
The Average Contract signed since July 1st pays $1.435 million per season.
Toronto is currently the only team above the Salary Cap with $76,679,167 EXPECT A TRADE.
The Most Cap Flexible teams are Arizona, Nashville, New Jersey and Carolina. As of now they are all below the cap floor of $55 Million.
The Average Cap Room in the NHL is 11,422,805. Enough to sign Radulov and Kovalchuk.