Which dressmakers are most likely to get paid this season?
The NHL has released its 2015-16 salary cap report and it looks like there’s a lot of talent on the ice.
The salary cap is set to increase to $64.6 million this season, up from $64 million this past season.
It will also rise by $3 million for each team over the next four years.
The NHLPA, which represents players and coaches, released its own cap analysis in January.
The league says it expects to see $50.8 million more in spending this season than the previous season.
There were some surprising salary figures in the report.
The highest paid player on the salary cap will be the New York Islanders forward Patrick Sharp.
He will make $6.25 million, while the next highest-paid player on that list is Dallas Stars defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka, at $3.3 million.
The highest-ranked player on each team’s salary cap over the course of the season is New York Rangers defenseman Andrei Vasilevskiy, at No. 4.
That number is a lot higher than it was last year when he was on the NHL’s all-time list at No, 12.
In the standings, the Islanders, Flyers and Stars are tied for the NHL lead in salary cap money.
The Islanders were one of just four teams in the league to have more than $100 million in cap space.
The New York Jets are in second place with $73.9 million.
The Stars and Penguins are tied at No 30 with $59.3 and $51.9, respectively.
The top 10 teams on the overall cap are the Philadelphia Flyers ($58.5 million), Boston Bruins ($53.3), Pittsburgh Penguins ($53 million), Detroit Red Wings ($53), Washington Capitals ($52.8), Chicago Blackhawks ($50.3) and Tampa Bay Lightning ($50 million).
The biggest surprises on the cap are Arizona Coyotes ($46.9), Arizona Stars ($43.7), Detroit Blues ($41.9) and Dallas Stars ($38.5).
The Blackhawks, Flyers, Lightning and Stars all finished in the top 10 in the salary distribution in 2015-2016, and their cap totals this season are higher than they were last season.