Kris Letang buyout calculator, cap hit impact

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Kris Letang Buyout Cap Implications

Birthdate April 24, 1987

If Kris Letang was bought out prior to the 2026-2027 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 39 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 $5,066,667
Remaining base salary
($7,600,000 * 67% buyout multiplier)
.

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

Annual buyout cost of $1,266,667
(Total buyout cost/4 years)

Kris Letang projected buyout 2026-2027 season
2026-2027 2027-2028 2028-2029 2029-2030
Remaining Base Salary
$7,600,000
$3,800,000 $3,800,000 $0 $0
Original Cap Hit $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $0 $0
Contract Signing Bonus $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0
Contract Total Salary ($4,800,000) ($4,800,000) ($0) ($0)
Annual Buyout Cost $1,266,667 $1,266,667 $1,266,667 $1,266,667
ACTUAL CAP HIT Pittsburgh Penguins logo $3,566,667 $3,566,667 $1,266,667 $1,266,667
Savings $2,533,333 $2,533,333 $-1,266,667 $-1,266,667

Active Contract

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 7, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Philippe Lecavalier
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 6 Years $36,600,000 7.39% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027 2027-2028
Cap Hit $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000
UFA
AAV $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,200,000 $4,800,000 $3,800,000 $3,800,000
Signing Bonuses $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Total Salary $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,200,000 $4,800,000 $4,800,000 $4,800,000
Minors Salary $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,200,000 $4,800,000 $4,800,000 $4,800,000
Clauses NMC NMC NMC NMC M-NTC
NMC
M-NTC
NMC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
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