Following is a breakdown of cap benefit recapture penalties that would apply to a team should the listed player retire before fulfilling his contract. The penalties are listed by annual cap amount and number of years applicable, based on offseason retirement year. Rolling the mouse pointer over the annual amount will pop up the player's age as of the listed retirement year as well as his actual salary for the corresponding season. Highlighted in green are "diving" years considered to have higher retirement potential, classified as any year where the player's actual salary is $3,000,000 or less.
Player  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  2022  2023  2024  2025  

Carter, Jeff » *  LAK  $297,681 x 829 » $6,750,000 
$551,246 x 730 » $7,000,000 
$930,999 x 631 » $7,000,000 
$1,462,654 x 532 » $6,500,000 
$2,135,135 x 433 » $5,000,000 
2,755,938 x 334 » $3,000,000 
$2,997,543 x 235 » $2,000,000 
$2,722,359 x 136 » $2,000,000 

Chara, Zdeno »  BOS  $437,500 x 437 » $7,000,000 
$611,111 x 338 » $7,000,000 
$958,333 x 239 » $5,000,000 
$040 » $4,000,000 

Crosby, Sidney »  PIT  $300,000 x 1126 » $12,000,000 
$660,000 x 1027 » $12,000,000 
$1,100,000 x 928 » $10,900,000 
$1,512,500 x 829 » $10,900,000 
$2,042,857 x 730 » $10,000,000 
$2,600,000 x 631 » $9,000,000 
$3,180,000 x 532 » $9,600,000 
$4,200,000 x 433 » $9,000,000 
$5,700,000 x 334 » $3,000,000 
$5,700,000 x 235 » $3,000,000 
$5,700,000 x 136 » $3,000,000 

Ehrhoff, Christian »  BUF  $1,428,571 x 731 » $4,000,000 
$1,666,667 x 632 » $4,000,000 
$2,000,000 x 533 » $4,000,000 
$2,500,000 x 434 » $3,000,000 
$3,000,000 x 335 » $1,000,000 
$3,000,000 x 236 » $1,000,000 
$3,000,000 x 137 » $1,000,000 

Franzen, Johan »  DET  $1,037,879 x 634 » $5,000,000 
$1,454,545 x 535 » $5,000,000 
$2,079,545 x 436 » $3,500,000 
$2,621,212 x 337 » $2,000,000 
$2,954,545 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$2,954,545 x 139 » $1,000,000 

Hossa, Marian »  CHI  $1,875,000 x 735 » $7,900,000 
$2,625,000 x 636 » $7,900,000 
$3,675,000 x 537 » $4,000,000 
$4,275,000 x 438 » $1,000,000 
$4,275,000 x 339 » $1,000,000 
$4,275,000 x 240 » $1,000,000 
$4,275,000 x 141 » $1,000,000 

Keith, Duncan »  CHI  $1,055,128 x 930 » $7,600,000 
$1,444,712 x 831 » $7,500,000 
$1,931,319 x 732 » $6,000,000 
$2,330,128 x 633 » $5,000,000 
$2,688,462 x 534 » $4,500,000 
$3,100,962 x 435 » $3,500,000 
$3,455,128 x 336 » $2,650,000 
$3,738,462 x 237 » $2,100,000 
$4,038,462 x 138 » $1,500,000 

Kronwall, Niklas »  DET  $200,000 x 533 » $6,000,000 
$562,500 x 434 » $6,000,000 
$1,166,667 x 335 » $5,500,000 
$2,125,000 x 236 » $3,500,000 
$3,000,000 x 137 » $1,750,000 

Myers, Tyler »  BUF  $1,400,000 x 524 » $5,000,000 
$1,625,000 x 425 » $5,000,000 
$2,000,000 x 326 » $4,000,000 
$2,250,000 x 227 » $3,500,000 
$2,500,000 x 128 » $3,000,000 

Luongo, Roberto » **  FLA  $30,843 x 835 » $6,714,000 
$202,902 x 736 » $6,714,000 
$432,313 x 637 » $6,714,000 
$753,489 x 538 » $6,714,000 
$1,235,254 x 439 » $3,382,000 
$1,094,127 x 340 » $1,618,000 
$62,174 x 241 » $1,000,000 
$042 » $1,000,000 

Luongo, Roberto » **  VAN  $1,070,489 x 835 » $6,714,000 
$1,253,002 x 736 » $6,714,000 
$1,496,352 x 637 » $6,714,000 
$1,837,043 x 538 » $6,714,000 
$2,348,079 x 439 » $3,382,000 
$3,033,205 x 340 » $1,618,000 
$4,271,158 x 241 » $1,000,000 
$8,520,372 x 142 » $1,000,000 

Ohlund, Mattias »  TBL  $2,107,143 x 237 » $2,000,000 
$2,607,143 x 138 » $1,000,000 

Parise, Zach »  MIN  $811,189 x 1129 » $11,000,000 
$1,238,462 x 1030 » $9,000,000 
$1,538,462 x 931 » $9,000,000 
$1,913,462 x 832 » $9,000,000 
$2,395,604 x 733 » $9,000,000 
$3,038,462 x 634 » $9,000,000 
$3,938,462 x 535 » $8,000,000 
$5,038,462 x 436 » $6,000,000 
$6,205,128 x 337 » $2,000,000 
$6,538,462 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$6,538,462 x 139 » $1,000,000 

Quick, Jonathan »  LAK  $133,333 x 928 » $7,000,000 
$300,000 x 829 » $7,000,000 
$514,286 x 730 » $7,000,000 
$800,000 x 631 » $7,000,000 
$1,200,000 x 532 » $7,000,000 
$1,800,000 x 433 » $7,000,000 
$2,800,000 x 334 » $3,500,000 
$3,050,000 x 235 » $3,000,000 
$3,300,000 x 136 » $2,500,000 

Richards, Brad »  NYR  $2,166,667 x 634 » $8,500,000 
$2,966,667 x 535 » $8,500,000 
$4,166,667 x 436 » $7,000,000 
$5,666,667 x 337 » $1,000,000 
$5,666,667 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$5,666,667 x 139 » $1,000,000 

Richards, Mike » ***  LAK  $891,667 x 629 » $7,000,000 
$1,320,000 x 530 » $6,000,000 
$1,712,500 x 431 » $5,500,000 
$2,200,000 x 332 » $4,500,000 
$2,675,000 x 233 » $3,000,000 
$2,600,000 x 134 » $3,000,000 

Savard, Marc »  BOS  $3,143,810 x 336 » $1,500,000 
$3,452,143 x 237 » $575,000 
$3,452,143 x 138 » $575,000 

Suter, Ryan »  MIN  $811,189 x 1129 » $11,000,000 
$1,238,462 x 1030 » $9,000,000 
$1,538,462 x 931 » $9,000,000 
$1,913,462 x 832 » $9,000,000 
$2,395,604 x 733 » $9,000,000 
$3,038,462 x 634 » $9,000,000 
$3,938,462 x 535 » $8,000,000 
$5,038,462 x 436 » $6,000,000 
$6,205,128 x 337 » $2,000,000 
$6,538,462 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$6,538,462 x 139 » $1,000,000 

Weber, Shea »  NAS  $1,023,810 x 1228 » $14,000,000 
$1,675,325 x 1129 » $14,000,000 
$2,457,143 x 1030 » $12,000,000 
$3,190,476 x 931 » $12,000,000 
$4,107,143 x 832 » $6,000,000 
$4,428,571 x 733 » $6,000,000 
$4,857,143 x 634 » $6,000,000 
$5,457,143 x 535 » $6,000,000 
$6,357,143 x 436 » $3,000,000 
$6,857,143 x 337 » $1,000,000 
$6,857,143 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$6,857,143 x 139 » $1,000,000 
Zetterberg, Henrik »  DET  $1,104,762 x 733 » $7,500,000 
$1,525,000 x 634 » $7,500,000 
$2,113,333 x 535 » $7,500,000 
$2,995,833 x 436 » $7,000,000 
$4,300,000 x 337 » $3,350,000 
$5,083,333 x 238 » $1,000,000 
$5,083,333 x 139 » $1,000,000 
* — No penalties apply to Philadelphia or Columbus because Carter was traded before the 2013 CBA came into effect. Carter's recapture penalties are an estimate based on a 40/185 ratio of salary/cap hit for the 201112 season; ** — Luongo's recapture penalties are an estimate based on a 41/195 ratio of salary/cap hit for the 201314 season and assume Vancouver is responsible for 15 percent of Florida's recapture penalty in addition to the penalty they will incur for the benefit they receive from the annual salary/cap hit they are retaining; *** No penalties apply to Philadelphia because Richards was traded before the 2013 CBA came into effect; **** Although Chris Pronger's contract meets the criteria for recapture, he is not listed because he has an "over35" contract, meaning his cap hit counts against his team's cap in full should he retire.