Here's How Much the Blackhawks Can Spend Next Year

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Here’s How Much the Blackhawks Can Spend Next Year

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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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Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab