Brandon Saad buyout calculator, cap hit impact

Brandon Saad Buyout Cap Implications

Birthdate October 27, 1992

If Brandon Saad was bought out prior to the 2023-2024 season.

The annual cap hit of a buyout is calculated year by year as follows:

  • Add together the Original Cap Hit and the Contract Signing Bonus for that year
  • Subtract the Contract Total Salary for that year (base salary + signing bonus).
  • Finally, add the Annual Buyout Cost as calculated below.

He would be 30 years old at the buyout giving him a 67% buyout multiplier.
Under 26 = 1/3 multiplier
26+ = 2/3 multiplier

The total buyout cost would be $9,000,000
Remaining base salary
($13,500,000 * 67% buyout multiplier)
.

3 years left in contract.
Buyout applied over 6 years
(2x years remaining on contract)

Annual buyout cost of $1,500,000
(Total buyout cost/6 years)

Brandon Saad projected buyout 2023-2024 season
2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027 2027-2028 2028-2029
Remaining Base Salary
$13,500,000
$5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000 $0 $0 $0
Original Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0
Contract Signing Bonus $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Contract Total Salary ($5,500,000) ($4,375,000) ($3,625,000) ($0) ($0) ($0)
Annual Buyout Cost $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
ACTUAL CAP HIT St. Louis Blues logo $500,000 $1,625,000 $2,375,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Savings $4,000,000 $2,875,000 $2,125,000 $-1,500,000 $-1,500,000 $-1,500,000

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date July 29, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Standard Contract | 5 Years $22,500,000 5.52% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
UFA
AAV $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Minors Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
No Trade – through 2024-25 season; Modified Trade Clause – 2025-26 season – 12 team No Trade List