Michael Bunting

age28
posLW
shotl
h6'0"
w185lbs
BirthdateSep 17, 1995
Draft Class2014 round4 pick117

Current Contract

Cap Hit
$4,500,000$4.50M
Year 2 of 3
23/24
24/25
25/26
Accumulated Hit
$0$0K | 0%
Expiry Status
UFA 2026 age 30

2023-24 Stats

Regular Season
GP60
G13
A23
P36
PPG0.6
PIM55
EV TOI/GM 12.28
G60 0.41
P60 1.08
GF% 43.50
DFF% 52.30
REL DFF% -6.00
CF% 56.60
REL CF% -3.70
Regular Season
GP21
G6
A13
P19
PPG0.9
PIM2
EV TOI/GM 13.74
G60 1.04
P60 2.70
GF% 48.60
DFF% 52.80
REL DFF% 4.90
CF% 54.20
REL CF% 6.20

Michael Bunting Updates

Apr 18 2024

Bunting recorded a pair of assists in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders.

Apr 13 2024

Bunting scored twice and went minus-2 in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Apr 7 2024

Bunting scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Apr 5 2024

Bunting scored a goal on a team-high six shots in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Apr 1 2024

Bunting (illness) will be in the lineup to face the New York Rangers on Monday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Mar 30 2024

Bunting left Saturday's game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets due to an illness.

Mar 23 2024

Bunting scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Mar 7 2024
$4,500,000
$-4,500,000

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Michael Bunting, Vasiliy Ponomarev, Ville Koivunen, Cruz Lucius, a conditional 2024 2nd round pick, and a conditional 2024 5th round pick (condition not met)

Mar 7 2024

Bunting, Ville Koivunen, Vasily Ponomarev, Cruz Lucius, a conditional 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick were traded from the Carolina Hurricanes to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in exchange for Jake Guentzel and Ty Smith, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

Mar 7 2024

Bunting (not injury related) won't play Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens for trade-related reasons.

Mar 3 2024

Bunting recorded a power-play assist on three shots in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Jan 22 2024

Bunting scored his 10th goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Dec 30 2023

Bunting scored a power-play goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Dec 20 2023

Bunting scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added two assists, one with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Dec 16 2023

Bunting notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to Nashville.

Profile

UFA Year 2023
ELC Year 19
Waivers Age 20
Nationality Canada
Est Career Earnings
$15,167,500
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Career Stats By Contract

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2023-2026 Standard Contract
3yrs
value$13,500,000$13.50M
cap hit$4,500,000$4.50M
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 1 2023
Signing Agent Paul Capizzano
Signed On Jul 1 2023
Signing Status
UFA
age 27
% Cap Contract Start 5.39%
Notes
Yrs 1-2: 10 Team No Trade List
Abbreviated $Amounts
2023-24
Buy Out
2024-25
Buy Out
2025-26
2026
Cap Hit $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M UFAage 30
AAV $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M
Base $1,500,000$1.50M $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M
Performance Bonuses - - -
Signing Bonuses $3,000,000$3.00M - -
Total Salary $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M
Minors Salary $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M $4,500,000$4.50M
Clauses
M-NTC
M-NTC
-
UFA Year

2021-2023 Standard Contract
2yrs
value$1,900,000$1.90M
cap hit$950,000$950K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 28 2021
Signing Agent Paul Capizzano
Signed On Jul 28 2021
Signing Status
UFA
age 25
% Cap Contract Start 1.17%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2021-22
2022-23
2023
Cap Hit $950,000$950K $950,000$950K UFAage 27
AAV $950,000$950K $950,000$950K
Base $750,000$750K $1,150,000$1.15M
Performance Bonuses - -
Signing Bonuses - -
Total Salary $750,000$750K $1,150,000$1.15M
Minors Salary $750,000$750K $1,150,000$1.15M
Clauses
-
-
UFA Year

2019-2021 Standard Contract
2yrs
value$1,475,000$1.48M
cap hit$737,500$738K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 5 2019
Signing Agent Paul Capizzano
Signed On Jul 5 2019
Signing Status
RFA
age 23
% Cap Contract Start 0.90%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2019-20
2020-21
2021
Cap Hit $737,500$738K $737,500$738K UFAage 25
AAV $737,500$738K $737,500$738K
Base $725,000$725K $750,000$750K
Performance Bonuses - -
Signing Bonuses - -
Total Salary $725,000$725K $750,000$750K
Minors Salary $725,000$725K $750,000$750K
Clauses
-
-
UFA Year

2018-2019 Standard Contract
1yr
value$715,000$715K
cap hit$715,000$715K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 14 2018
Signing Agent Paul Capizzano
Signed On Jul 14 2018
Signing Status
RFA
age 22
% Cap Contract Start 0.90%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2018-19
2019
Cap Hit $715,000$715K RFAage 23
AAV $715,000$715K
Base $715,000$715K
Performance Bonuses -
Signing Bonuses -
Total Salary $715,000$715K
Minors Salary $70,000$70K
Clauses
-
UFA Year

2015-2018 Entry Level Contract
3yrs
value$2,077,500$2.08M
cap hit$692,500$693K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 23 2015
Signing Agent Anton Thun
Signed On Jul 23 2015
Signing Status age 19
% Cap Contract Start 0.97%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018
Cap Hit $692,500$693K $692,500$693K $692,500$693K RFAage 22
AAV $925,000$925K $925,000$925K $925,000$925K
Base $575,000$575K $575,000$575K $650,000$650K
Performance Bonuses $257,500$258K $257,500$258K $182,500$183K
Signing Bonuses $92,500$93K $92,500$93K $92,500$93K
Total Salary $667,500$668K $667,500$668K $742,500$743K
Minors Salary $70,000$70K $70,000$70K $70,000$70K
Clauses
-
-
-
UFA Year

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