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Maple Leafs Cap Space after the Andreas Johnsson Trade

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Things look much better, but looks can be deceiving.

Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images

Now that the Leafs have made a few more moves, it’s time to check the cap space again.

They traded Andreas Johnsson for unsigned RFA Joey Anderson and signed Travis Boyd to a minimum salary contract.

Maple Leafs Cap Space, October 10

Name Cap Hit (or Qualifying Offer) Days in NHL If 2-way Prorated Cap Hit Projected Roster
Name Cap Hit (or Qualifying Offer) Days in NHL If 2-way Prorated Cap Hit Projected Roster
One-Way Contracts
Auston Matthews 11,634,000 11,634,000 11,634,000
John Tavares 11,000,000 11,000,000 11,000,000
Mitch Marner 10,893,000 10,893,000 10,893,000
William Nylander 6,932,366 6,932,366 6,932,366
Alex Kerfoot 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000
Zach Hyman 2,250,000 2,250,000 2,250,000
Wayne Simmonds 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Pierre Engvall 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Nic Petan 775,000 775,000
Jason Spezza 700,000 700,000 700,000
Kalle Kossila 700,000 700,000
Denis Malgin 700,000 700,000 700,000
Travis Boyd 700,000 700,000 700,000
Morgan Rielly 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Jake Muzzin 5,625,000 5,625,000 5,625,000
T.J. Brodie 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Justin Holl 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Martin Marincin 700,000 700,000
Calle Rosen 750,000 750,000
Frederik Andersen 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Jack Campbell 1,650,000 1,650,000 1,650,000
Two-Way Contracts
Egor Korshkov 925,000 5 24,866
Nick Robertson 850,000 0 0 850,000
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev 783,333 0 0
Filip Hallander 778,333 0 0
Adam Brooks 725,000 25 97,446
Alexander Brabanov 925,000 0 0 925,000
Mikhail Abramov 810,000 0 0
Rasmus Sandin 894,137 96 461,490 894,137
Timothy Liljegren 863,333 37 171,738
Joe Duszak 800,000 0 0
Mac Hollowell 799,766 0 0
Teemu Kivihalme 725,000 5 19,758
Mikko Lehtonen 925,000 0 0 925,000
Kristians Rubins 785,000 0 0
Filip Kral 810,000 0 0
Ian Scott 805,833 0 0
Joseph Woll 800,000 0 0
Qualifying Offers
Joey Anderson 874,125 62 291,375
Ilya Mikheyev 874,125 186 874,125 874,125
Travis Dermott - one way 874,125 874,125 874,125
Retained 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Total: 96,086,476 82,274,289 81,876,753
Salary Cap 81,500,000 81,500,000
10% overage 8,150,000
Total: 89,650,000 81,500,000
Cap Space 7,375,711 -376,753

Anderson goes in at his QO amount, but I’m imagining him not on the NHL roster right away. I put Nick Robertson on to fill the role vacated by Johnsson, and added Boyd, removing Egor Korshkov for now. There’s many other plausible rosters.

This 23-man setup is over the cap by a few hundred thousand, so cutting one player makes this cap compliant. However, we now have three depth players unsigned, all of whom might get bigger amounts eating into the space and reducing the roster a little more.

Joey Anderson might be on the NHL roster because he’s waivers exempt, and can be sent down at will. Having a few waivers exempt players to paper down on off days is how you accumulate cap space for the deadline, and the Leafs have very few of those.

So, like the picture before Johnsson was traded, the shorter a roster you’re willing to run with, the more you can spend on additions, but two of those additions for sure are the contracts for Mikheyev and Dermott.

Didn’t the Leafs just make over $3 million in space though? Sort of. It all depends in how you look at it. But the flexibility to add players has increased, but they won’t be expensive ones, not without removing someone else.


Update: Now that we have to add Zach Bogosian!!! You can just plunk him in and assume for now that Rasmus Sandin is cut to the Marlies, and the net difference is less than 200,000.