NHL salary cap set at $79.5 million for 2018-19 season

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

The NHL salary cap will be $79.5 million with a salary floor of $58.8 million for the 2018-19 season the league announced on Thursday.

The $4.5 million increase is the largest jump since the 2013-14 season when the salary cap changed from $64.3 million to $69 million.

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