The NHL’s salary cap could increase as much as $3.1 million for the 2016-17 season according to range provided at the Board of Governors meeting in Pebble Beach, California.
The maximum the league could see the cap rise to for next season is $74.5 million. The cap is at $71.4 million this season, which is up from $69 million in 2014-15.
Range on salary cap given out, with high number of $74.5M.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 8, 2015
As Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman noted on Twitter, if the cap hits $74.5 million then the floor would be $55.1 million, a $4.1 million uptick from this season.
Cap projections are purely speculative at this point, as a number of factors, including the value of the Canadian dollar, will go into to determining where it lands ahead of next season.