NHL Compliance Buyout List

NHL compliance buyout list since the end of the 2012-13 NHL season.

Player Team Length Total Amount Yearly Breakdown
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay 14 32,666,667 1,761,905*
Rick DiPietro NY Islanders 16 24,000,000 1,500,000
Ilya Bryzgalov Philadelphia 14 23,000,000 1,642,857
Mikhail Grabovski Toronto 8 14,333,333 1,791,667
Keith Ballard Vancouver 4 5,600,000 1,400,000
Danny Briere Philadelphia 4 3,333,333 833,333
Tomas Kaberle Montreal 2 3,000,000 1,500,000
Rostislav Olesz Chicago 2 2,833,333 1,416,667
Steve Montador Chicago 4 2,733,333 683,333
Mike Komisarek Toronto 2 2,333,333 1,166,667
Jeff Schultz Washington 2 2,000,000 1,000,000
Tom Gilbert Minnesota 2 2,000,000 1,000,000
Carlo Colaiacovo Detroit 2 1,900,000 950,000
Greg Zanon Colorado 2 1,500,000 750,000
Hal Gill Nashville 2 1,333,333 666,666
Johan Hedberg New Jersey 2 933,333 466,666
Eric Belanger Edmonton 2 833,333 416,666
Nathan Gerbe Buffalo 2 616,666 308,333

Note: Due to signing bonuses in his contract, the Lightning pay Lecavalier an additional $8 million over the next three seasons.

Buyout Rules

Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team is permitted two compliance buyouts before July 1, 2014. The buyouts do not count towards a team's salary cap obligations.

Not included in the above list are buyouts made during the 2012-13 season by the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers on Scott Gomez and Wade Redden respectively.

If a player is older than 26 at the time of the buyout, they get two-thirds of the money remaining on their contract.

Players who are younger than 26 at the time of the buyout will get one-third of the money remaining on their contact.

The team buying out players must pay out the money owed over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract.

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