Sep 192008
 

While browsing through each teams salary cap commitments I decided to take a look at which teams have locked up which players long term. Below is a list of all players on each team that are under contract for 4 or more years (i.e. at least through the 2011-12 season). In terms of dollars committed, the New York Rangers top the list by committing 32.8 million to 5 players. Several other teams have locked up six players for four or more years but none have spent more than the Rangers have on 5. One has to wonder if the Rangers money is well spent on Gomez, Drury, Lundqvist, Redden and Rozsival. Two teams, the Canadiens and Canucks, have no one signed for more than 3 seasons while Atlanta and Boston have just one players signed each.

(Numbers are millions of dollars rounded to the nearest $100,000)

32.8 NY Rangers
7.4 Scott Gomez
7.1 Chris Drury
6.9 Henrik Lundqvist
6.5 Wade Redden
5.0 Michal Rozsival

31.4 Calgary
7.0 Jarome Iginla
6.5 Dion Phaneuf
5.8 Miikka Kiprusoff
4.5 Daymond Langkow
4.0 Robyn Regehr
3.6 Cory Sarich

30.2 Pittsburgh
8.7 Sidney Crosby
8.7 Evgeni Malkin
5.0 Marc-Andre Fleury
4.0 Ryan Whitney
3.8 Brooks Orpik

28.9 Edmonton
5.7 Lubomir Visnovsky
5.5 Shawn Horcoff
5.4 Sheldon Souray
4.3 Dustin Penner
4.1 Ales Hemsky
4.0 Tom Gilbert

28.5 Buffalo
7.1 Thomas Vanek
6.3 Ryan Miller
5.3 Jason Pominville
4.0 Derek Roy
3.5 Jochen Hecht
2.3 Paul Gaustad

27.0 Philadelphia
6.5 Daniel Briere
6.3 Kimmo Timonen
5.8 Mike Richards
4.3 Joffrey Lupul
4.2 Scott Hartnell

25.6 New Jersey
6.0 Patrik Elias
5.2 Martin Brodeur
5.1 Brian Rolston
3.4 Dainius Zubrus
3.0 Colin White
2.9 Bryce Salvador

25.3 Detroit
6.7 Pavel Datsyuk
6.0 Brian Rafalski
3.8 Brad Stuart
3.0 Niklas Kronwall
3.0 Valtteri Flippula
2.8 Dan Cleary

23.2 Tampa
7.7 Vincent Lecavalier
4.5 Ryan Malone
4.0 Andrej Meszaros
3.5 Vaclav Prospal
3.4 Matt Carle

20.8 Ottawa
7.5 Dany Heatley
7.0 Jason Spezza
4.2 Mike Fisher
2.1 Chris Kelly

17.3 Florida
4.2 Keith Ballard
4.0 Nathan Horton
3.1 Rostislav Olesz
3.1 Stephen Weiss
2.9 Bryan Allen

17.0 Columbus
4.8 Kristian Huselius
3.8 Mike Commodore
3.8 R.J. Umberger
2.8 Fedor Tyutin
1.9 Jason Chimera

16.5 Nashville
4.5 David Legwand
4.5 Martin Erat
4.0 Jean-Pierre Dumont
3.5 Ryan Suter

15.2 Chicago
7.1 Brian Campbell
4.2 Cristobal Huet
3.9 Patrick Sharp

14.8 Washington
9.5 Alex Ovechkin
5.3 Mike Green

14.4 Anaheim
5.3 Ryan Getzlaf
5.3 Corey Perry
3.7 Chris Kunitz

14.1 San Jose
6.7 Dan Boyle
4.3 Milan Michalek
3.1 Marc-Edourd Vlasic

13.0 Dallas
5.0 Mike Ribiero
4.1 Brendan Morrow
3.9 Sean Avery

11.2 New York Islanders
4.5 Rick DiPietro
4.1 Mark Streit
2.0 Trent Hunter
0.5 Frans Nielson

11.1 Minnesota
4.1 Pierre-Marc Bouchard
3.6 Brent Burns
3.5 Nick Shultz

11.0 Carolina
8.3 Eric Staal
2.8 Tim Gleason

10.3 Colorado
6.3 Ryan Smyth
4.0 John-Michael Liles

10.5 Toronto
4.0 Jason Blake
3.5 Jeff Finger
3.0 Niklas Hagman

7.6 St. Louis
4.0 Brad Boyes
3.6 Barret Jackman

6.7 Los Angeles
3.5 Jarret Stoll
3.2 Dustin Brown

6.3 Phoenix
4.5 Shane Doan
1.8 Kurt Sauer

4.5 Atlanta
4.5 Ron Hainsey

4.0 Boston
4.0 Dennis Wideman

0 Montreal
0 Vancouver

(Note: If you find any mistakes let me know)