Here’s How Much the Blackhawks Can Spend Next Year

CapFriendly, which is a marvelously detailed resource for hockey fans to learn about the salary cap situation for their favorite NHL team, has done the leg work to confirm contractual details for teams now that the 2021-22 season is officially in the books.

According to their math, we now know that the Blackhawks will have a modest amount of money carrying over to next season’s salary cap because of performance bonuses they have to pay out to two young players this season.

At this time, CapFriendly shows a little more than $61 million committed to 14 players on the Hawks’ roster for 2022-23, giving them approximately $20 million to work with heading into the summer.

As we outlined previously, the Blackhawks have a handful of internal free agents to consider within that number. That group includes Dylan Strome and, possibly, Dominik Kubalik.

Davidson will also need to make immediate decisions regarding his goaltending situation; he does not have an experienced NHL goalie on the payroll for next year.

The good news: St. Louis is carrying over more than $1 million to next year, making their cap situation a little bit tougher. We’re all in for teams in the division having a tougher road.

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Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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