Average player expenses of National Hockey League teams 2005-2018

The statistic depicts the average team payroll of National Hockey League teams from the 2005/06 season to the 2017/18 season. In the 2017/18 season NHL teams spent an average amount of 75.35 million U.S. dollars on player salaries.

National Hockey League average team payroll* from 2005/06 to 2017/18

Average payroll in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

December 2018


Canada, United States

Survey time period

2005/06 to 2017/18

Supplementary notes

* Includes benefits and bonuses
** Lockout-shortened season (48 games per team)

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