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Teams have the ability to buy out contracts at a reduced cap hit from June 15 to 30 each year. They are also allowed two compliance buyouts in June 2013 and June 2014 that cost the team actual cash but have no salary cap consequences. CapGeek.com's buyout calculator simplifies the complicated formula by determining the actual salary and cap costs of these buyouts with a few clicks.

Buyout Parameters

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Christian Ehrhoff is 31 years old on the buyout date of June 15, 2014, setting the buyout ratio at 2/3 and the total buyout cost at $12,000,000 spread over 14 years. His contract was originally valued at $40,000,000 beginning in 2011 and ending in 2021, with $18,000,000 remaining from the buyout year forward. The following is a season-by-season breakdown of the buyout. A negative buyout cap hit indicates a credit.

Buyout Details

SEASON SALARY CAP HIT BUYOUT SAVINGS BUYOUT CAP HIT
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $3,142,857 $857,143
2015-16 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $3,142,857 $857,143
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $3,142,857 $857,143
2017-18 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $2,142,857 $1,857,143
2018-19 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $142,857 $3,857,143
2019-20 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $142,857 $3,857,143
2020-21 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $857,143 $142,857 $3,857,143
2021-22 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2022-23 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2023-24 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2024-25 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2025-26 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2026-27 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143
2027-28 $0 $0 $857,143 -$857,143 $857,143

TEXT CAP HIT BREAKDOWN (for copying and pasting)

Christian Ehrhoff buyout from CapGeek.com

  • 2014-15: $857,143
  • 2015-16: $857,143
  • 2016-17: $857,143
  • 2017-18: $1,857,143
  • 2018-19: $3,857,143
  • 2019-20: $3,857,143
  • 2020-21: $3,857,143
  • 2021-22: $857,143
  • 2022-23: $857,143
  • 2023-24: $857,143
  • 2024-25: $857,143
  • 2025-26: $857,143
  • 2026-27: $857,143
  • 2027-28: $857,143