Blackhawks Cap Casualties since 2009


From 2009 to 2016 the Blackhawks have lost a ton of NHL players and prospects due to the Salary Cap* hit. The list below only counts the first direct contract** past the year they were last with the Blackhawks. It includes both prospects and NHL players that the Hawks lost.

Totals:
Players: 23
Total contract: 77 years
Total contract: 298.5 million
Average: 4 years 12.8 million total per contract

2016 - 27 years 116.2 million
Shaw - 6 years 23.4 million with Montreal
Bickell - ?
Teuvo - ?
Dale Weise - 4 years 9.4 million with Philadelphia
Tomas Fleischmann - ?
Patrick Sharp - ?
Ladd - 7 years 38.5 million with New York
Stephen Johns - 2 years 1.4 million with Dallas
Brandon Saad - 6 years 36 million with Columbus
Johnny Oduya - 2 year 7.5 million with Dallas

2015 - 6 years 5.85 million
Antti Raanta - 2 years 2 million with New York
Klas Dahlbeck - 1 year 0.75 million with Arizona
Joakim Nordstrom - 2 years 2.5 million with Carolina
Adam Clendening - 1 year 0.6 million with New York

2014 - 9 years 40.3 million
Nick Leddy - 7 years 38.5 million with New York
Brandon Bollig - ?
Brandon Pirri - 2 years 1.8 million with Florida

2013 - 17 years 69.9 million
David Bolland - 5 years 27.5 million with Flordia
Jimmy Hayes - 3 years 6.9 million with Boston
Michael Frolik - 5 year 25.5 million with Calgary
Viktor Stalberg - 4 year 12 million with Nashville

2011 - 6 years 16.7 million
Tomas Kopecky - 4 year 12 million with Florida
Troy Brouwer - 2 year 4.7 million with Washington

2010 - 11 years 46.8 million
Andrew Ladd - 1 year 2.3 million with Florida
Kris Versteeg - 4 years 17.6 million with Florida
Dustin Byfuglien - 5 years 26 million with Atlanta
Ben Eager - 1 year 0.9 million with Atlanta

2009 - 1 year 2.7 million
Wisniewski - 1 year 2.7 million with Anaheim



Blackhawks Cap Casualties Team:
A lot of talent has been traded away seeing how deep and competitive this lineup could be.

Sharp - Vermette - Saad
Ladd - Richards - Brouwer
Versteeg - Teravainen - Hayes
Bickell - Bolland - Frolik


Byfuglien - Oduya
Leddy - Campbell
Johns - Dahlbeck


Niemi
Raanta

The Toews & Kane factor:
Some of the recent cap casualties are accounted due to the 8 year 10.5 million average per year cap hit signed by both Kane & Toews. Before signing these deals it was thought that the cap would go up a lot more then it did. The Canadian dollar dropped and the cap didn't increase.



Blackhawks Success:
Despite all the players lost over the years the Blackhawks have been able to stay competitive.





*These numbers don't count for the salary cap increasing
**Also because I only used the first contract past the Hawks, players such as Ladd signed 1 year bridge deal and then a bigger contract the year after are only included as the smaller contract