Qualifying Offer Calculator

  • Teams must extend a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent to retain negotiation rights.
    • A qualifying offer is an official Standard Player Contract (SPC) offer which shall be 1 year in length, and which can be subject to salary arbitration should the player be eligible.
    • Clubs have until the later of June 25th or the first Monday after the Entry Draft to submit Qualifying Offers. For 2023, the deadline is June 30th at 5pm ET.
    • Qualifying Offers apply to Group 2 and Group 4 free agents.
    • Submitting a Qualifying Offers gives the prior club the right of first refusal to match any offer sheet submitted, or receive draft pick compensation.
    • If the player rejects the qualifying offer, they remain an RFA and their rights are retained by the team.
    • If a player does not receive a qualifying offer, the player becomes a UFA.
  • The qualifying offer is calculated from the players base salary (NHL salary minus signing bonus), and at minimum must meet the seasons minimum salary requirements:
    • 110% of the base salary if the base salary is less than or equal to $660,000
    • 105% of the base salary if the base salary is greater than $660,000 or less than $1,000,000. However, this qualifying offer cannot exceed $1,000,000.
    • 100% of the base salary if the base salary is equal to or greater than $1,000,000.
    • CBA Reference 10.2 (a) (ii)
  • For players who are on expiring contracts that were signed after July 10, 2020:
    • The Qualifying Offer is limited to 120% of their previous contracts annual average (AAV)
    • Reference: 2020 NHL CBA extension Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • The qualifying offer must be a One-Way offer if the following three requirements are met (A goaltender is considered to have played a game if they are on the bench as a backup for this scenario):
    1. In the previous three seasons, the player played in:
      • 180 NHL games (or as pro-rated in the table below)
    2. In the previous season, the player played in:
      • 60 NHL game (or as pro-rated in the table below)
    3. The player did not clear waivers in the previous season.
Games Played QualifyingOfferTypeDeterminer Pro-Ratings

RFA Player Select

Berni, TimLDLogo of the Columbus Blue JacketsCBJ$832,500
Borgström, HenrikCLogo of the Washington CapitalsWSH$750,000
Der-Arguchintsev, SemyonCLogo of the Toronto Maple LeafsTOR$750,000
Drysdale, JamieRDLogo of the Anaheim DucksANA$832,500
Hållander, FilipCLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsPIT$750,000
Heponiemi, AleksiLW, CLogo of the Florida PanthersFLA$750,000
Hutsko, LoganCLogo of the Florida PanthersFLA$800,000
Kaut, MartinRWLogo of the San Jose SharksSJS$832,500
Kravtsov, VitaliLW, RWLogo of the Vancouver CanucksVAN$800,000
Lindberg, FilipGLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsPIT$832,500
Pajuniemi, LauriRWLogo of the New York RangersNYR$832,500
Philp, NoahCLogo of the Edmonton OilersEDM$750,000
Pinto, ShaneCLogo of the Ottawa SenatorsOTT$832,500
Ranta, SampoLWLogo of the Colorado AvalancheCOL$832,500
Ryfors, SimonC, LW, RWLogo of the Tampa Bay LightningTBL$750,000
Zegras, TrevorC, LWLogo of the Anaheim DucksANA$832,500
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