2011-12 Top 30 Salary Cap Numbers – Center

List below are the Top 30 Salary Cap Numbers for centers heading into the 2011-12 NHL season. Due to front-loading contracts (back-loaded in some cases), and teams having to deal with the salary cap, a players cap number takes precedence over their actual salary.


Rk. Player Team 2011-12 Cap Number 2011-12 Salary
1 Sidney Crosby PIT $8,700,000 $9,000,000
  Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,700,000 $9,000,000
3 Eric Staal CAR $8,250,000 $7,750,000
4 Vincent Lecavalier TBL $7,727,000 $10,000,000
5 Steven Stamkos TBL $7,500,000 $8,000,000
6 Scott Gomez MTL $7,357,000 $7,500,000
7 Jason Spezza OTT $7,000,000 $8,000,000
  Joe Thornton SJS $7,000,000 $8,000,000
9 Patrick Marleau SJS $6,900,000 $6,900,000
10 Anze Kopitar LAK $6,800,000 $6,400,000
11 Mikko Koivu MIN $6,750,000 $7,290,000
12 Pavel Datsyuk DET $6,700,000 $6,700,000
13 Nicklas Backstrom WAS $6,700,000 $6,000,000
14 Brad Richards NYR $6,667,000 $12,000,000
15 Paul Stastny COL $6,600,000 $6,600,000
16 Daniel Briere PHI $6,500,000 $7,000,000
17 Jonathan Toews CHI $6,300,000 $6,000,000
18 Henrik Sedin VAN $6,100,000 $6,100,000
19 Mike Richards LAK $5,750,000 $6,600,000
20 Shawn Horcoff EDM $5,500,000 $6,500,000
21 Ryan Getzlaf ANA $5,325,000 $5,750,000
22 Jeff Carter CLB $5,273,000 $6,000,000
23 Ryan Kesler VAN $5,000,000 $5,000,000
  Tomas Plekanec MTL $5,000,000 $5,000,000
  Patrice Bergeron BOS $5,000,000 $5,900,000
  Mike Ribeiro DAL $5,000,000 $5,000,000
27 Tim Connolly TOR $4,750,000 $5,500,000
28 Andy McDonald STL $4,700,000 $4,200,000
29 Daymond Langkow CGY $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  David Legwand NAS $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  David Backes STL $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  Brooks Laich WAS $4,500,000 $6,500,000
  Tomas Fleischmann FLA $4,500,000 $4,500,000

7 Comments

  1. Chris

    August 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Interesting list (how ridiculous does Brad Richard’s contract look now?

    Also, I’m not sure that Cammalleri qualifies as a center…

  2. Mark Easson

    August 25, 2011 at 8:38 am

    He doesn’t, switched him over to the Top LW page that is coming up tomorrow. RW, Defensemand and Goalies will follow on Sat. – Mon.

  3. Joseph

    August 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Before someone comes on and comments about this, Staal may not be worth that much market value-wise, but he sure as hell is worth that much to the Canes organization. Ask anyone in the Canes front office, they’re all pleased with that deal…

  4. Chris

    August 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Awesome, thanks Mark – love the page.

    Way better than that hockeybuzz bulls***. :)

  5. Matt

    August 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Forgetting Marian Gaborik?

  6. JoonasJ86

    August 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Have Gaborik like ever played center?

  7. Matt

    August 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Oh. Didn’t even notice it was only centers.