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Bettman and the NHL impose penalty on Sweeney and the Bruins

Published April 24, 2024 at 10:28
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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As the excitement of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs takes center stage, there's another story brewing for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

Frank Seravalli from Daily Faceoff reported that 11 NHL teams are facing salary cap penalties next season.

The Edmonton Oilers are facing the biggest hit with a penalty of $3.45 million, while six other teams will be hit with penalties exceeding $1 million.

Seravalli's report highlights that this marks a record number of teams facing penalties of $1 million or more. Some teams were aware of these penalties because they spent money they expected to have next season. However, for others, it came as a surprise.


"Sources: Six #NHL teams will carry at least $1 mil in bonus overage penalties onto next season's salary cap - an all-time high.

Part of that was planned, pre-spending a portion of the projected $4.3m increase. Some wasn't." Seravalli said.


These penalties occur when players reach certain milestones or goals during the season. For instance, scoring 20 goals might trigger a bonus for a player.

Edmonton Oilers - $3,450,000*
Dallas Stars - $2,595,407
Washington Capitals - $2,252,500
Los Angeles Kings - $1,850,000
New Jersey Devils - $1,538,897
Montréal Canadiens - $1,022,500
Ottawa Senators - $850,000
New York Rangers - $512,500*
Minnesota Wild - $425,000*
Philadelphia Flyers - $245,000
Boston Bruins - $50,000*
(Florida Panthers) - ($500,000)**
(Carolina Hurricanes) - ($50,450)***


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