Here's how much a Jack Campbell buyout would cost the Oilers

Published November 13, 2023 at 8:32 PM

The Edmonton Oilers will consider buying out Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell has been awful this year on the ice. Through five games this year, he has a 1-4-0 record with a 4.50 GAA and .873 SV%. Since his demotion to the AHL, he has a 4.00 GAA and .826 SV% in two games. Those are just about the worst numbers of any goalie this year.

Campbell is in the second year of the five-year deal he signed with the Oilers that pays him an average of $5 million annually. It's unlikely that any team around the league will take on this contract for anything less than a huge price.

A buyout might be the only way out for Edmonton

The earliest date that the Oilers can buyout Campbell is June 15th, 2024. If they buy him out at that date they will be on the hook to pay for it for the next six years.

The cap hits for the buyout would be as follows:

2024-25: $1.1 million
2025-26: $2.3 million
2026-27: $2.6 million
2027-28: $1.5 million
2028-29: $1.5 million
2029-30: $1.5 million

That is certainly not a cheap thing to do and will harm the Oilers' cap structure for more than half a decade. But it might be necessary for the team to move on from him if they can't find a trade partner.

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Here's how much a Jack Campbell buyout would cost the Oilers

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