Both players’ expire as UFAs, and Kerfoot’s deal buys one UFA year.

The offseason and regular season projected salary cap now looks like this:

Maple Leafs Salary Cap: July 4

NameCap Hit (or Qualifying Offer)Days in NHL If 2-wayProrated Cap HitProjected Roster
One-Way Contracts
Auston Matthews11,634,00011,634,00011,634,000
John Tavares11,000,00011,000,00011,000,000
William Nylander6,962,3666,962,3666,962,366
Alex Kerfoot3,500,0003,500,0003,500,000
Andreas Johnsson3,400,0003,400,0003,400,000
Kasperi Kapanen3,200,0003,200,0003,200,000
Zach Hyman2,250,0002,250,0002,250,000
Trevor Moore775,000775,000775,000
Nic Petan775,000775,000775,000
Kevin Gravel700,000700,000
Jason Spezza700,000700,000700,000
Kenny Agostino700,000700,000
Nick Shore750,000750,000750,000
Morgan Rielly5,000,0005,000,0005,000,000
Cody Ceci4,500,0004,500,0004,500,000
Jake Muzzin4,000,0004,000,0004,000,000
Tyson Barrie2,750,0002,750,0002,750,000
Justin Holl675,000675,000675,000
Ben Harpur725,000725,000
Martin Marincin700,000700,000700,000
Frederik Andersen5,000,0005,000,0005,000,000
Garrett Sparks750,000750,000750,000
Michael Hutchinson 700,000700,000
Nathan Horton5,300,0005,300,0005,300,000
Two-Way Contracts
Frederik Gauthier675,000180675,000
Travis Dermott863,333180863,333863,333
Ilya Mikheyev925,00000925,000
Egor Korshkov925,00000
Pierre Engvall925,00000
Jeremy Bracco842,50000
Semyon Der Arguchintsev783,33300
Mason Marchment767,50000
Adam Brooks759,16700
Dmytro Timashov694,44400
Rasmus Sandin894,16700
Timothy Liljegren863,33300
Joe Duszak800,00000
Mac Hollowell799,76600
Teemu Kivihalme792,50000
Jesper Lindgren775,83300
Aaron Luchuk759,16600
Andreas Borgman700,00000
Ian Scott805,83300
Joseph Woll800,00000
Kasimir Kaskisuo675,000622,500
Qualifying Offers
Mitch Marner874,125874,125
Salary Cap81,500,00081,500,000
10% overage8,150,000
Cap Space9,568,6764,890,301

Notes: This calculation contains all reported, but unofficial amounts for new one-way contracts. It uses a projected roster of 21, which would grow to 22 with a Mitch Marner signing.

The cap space now is $9.5 million without using LTIR. In the regular season LTIR would give room for one more player at approximately $10 million. You could increase that by running a short roster of 21 players. You could get to 23 players with a contract for Marner under $9.5 million, and the Leafs have a long list of minimum salary options, so the specific players on the above roster is not relevant.

UPDATE: Cap Friendly makes a good point in one of their tweets, that on opening day, Nathan Horton takes up a roster spot on the 23-man roster. So the Leafs have to start out with 22 players at most until they make that move, and then they could recall one player. They will be waiving some non-exempt players or making some paper transactions of someone who is exempt to make that happen. Travis Dermott is also potentially starting the season on IR, although it’s very unlikely Zach Hyman is.

By operating in LTIR space all season, as has always been likely, the Leafs will not accrue space for any deadline deals that don’t involve trading away a player.

At this time, we have no information of the specifics of either contract. We’ll update you when we do.


No confirmation yet on the details of Kerfoot’s deal beyond the AAV.