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NHL Salary Cap Topics > 4. Cap Hit

4. Cap Hit

The Team Total Cap Hit is the sum of cap hits from all players counting towards the Salary Cap.

A Player's Cap Hit is the average annual value (AAV) of the contract.  It's the total amount paid on the contract divided by the # of contract years.  Amount paid includes both Salary & Signing Bonuses, as well as Earned Performance Bonuses.