Darcy Kuemper buyout calculator, cap hit impact

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Darcy Kuemper Buyout Cap Implications

Birthdate May 5, 1990

If Darcy Kuemper was bought out prior to the 2025-2026 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 35 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 $2,833,333
Remaining base salary
($4,250,000 * 67% buyout multiplier)
.

2 years left in contract.
Buyout applied over 4 years
(2x years remaining on contract)

Annual buyout cost of $708,333
(Total buyout cost/4 years)

Darcy Kuemper projected buyout 2025-2026 season
2025-2026 2026-2027 2027-2028 2028-2029
Remaining Base Salary
$4,250,000
$2,500,000 $1,750,000 $0 $0
Original Cap Hit $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $0 $0
Contract Signing Bonus $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0
Contract Total Salary ($4,500,000) ($3,750,000) ($0) ($0)
Annual Buyout Cost $708,333 $708,333 $708,333 $708,333
ACTUAL CAP HIT Washington Capitals logo $3,458,333 $4,208,333 $708,333 $708,333
Savings $1,791,667 $1,041,667 $-708,333 $-708,333

Active Contract

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date July 13, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 5 Years $26,250,000 6.36% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000
UFA
AAV $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 $5,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $1,750,000
Signing Bonuses $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Total Salary $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,750,000
Minors Salary $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,750,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
15 team no trade list through May 31 2024, then 10 team no trade list commencing June 1 2024