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NWHL historical salary information

Michelle Jay

The recent PHF news over the increase salary cap for next season has reinvigorated the chatter around salaries and cap information in the league. So let’s take a look back at the information we have from previous season - from caps to (what I thought were) relevant notes about the season to the actual reported salaries we received back when the league was reporting them.

Season overviews

2015-16 (season 1)

  • Cap - $270,000
  • Salaries reported with signings.

2016-17 (season 2)

  • Cap - $270,000 (before the cuts)
  • Salaries reported with signings.
  • Midway through the season, salaries were slashed an unreported amount.

2017-18 (season 3)

  • Cap - $100,000
  • Salaries not reported.

2018-19 (season 4)

  • Cap - $100,000
  • Salaries not reported.

2019-20 (season 5)

  • Cap - $150,000
  • Salaries only reported for some players.
  • First year of the 50/50 revenue split for the players.
  • Minnesota Whitecaps added.

2020-21 (season 6)

  • Cap - $150,000
  • Salaries not reported.
  • Toronto Six added.
  • Due to COVID, the league planned a shortened season to be played in a bubble-like over two weeks in Lake Placid. The season was postponed after an outbreak across the teams.

2021-22 (season 7)

  • Cap - $300,000
  • Salaries not reported.

2022-23 (season 8)

  • Cap - $750,000, reportedly after a $25 million investment by the Board of Governors
  • Salaries will not be reported, account to comments made by Board of Governor chairman John Boynton to the Victory Press.
  • On April 20, they announced a salary floor of $562,500, or 75% of the salary cap. Initially, the PHF told the Victory Press and On Her Turf there will be no minimum salary nor a salary floor. On April 26, On Her Turf reported that the league would have a minimum salary of $13,500.
  • Expansion is planned for Montreal and possibly another city.

Below is a sortable and searchable table of the salaries as reported by the league when players signed. All numbers of 2016-17 are before the cuts. These are only the players we have salary data for, not an inclusive list of all the players who have been rostered in the history of the league.

Reported Salaries

NAME 15-16 TEAM 15-16 SALARY 16-17 TEAM 16-17 SALARY 19-20 TEAM 19-20 SALARY
NAME 15-16 TEAM 15-16 SALARY 16-17 TEAM 16-17 SALARY 19-20 TEAM 19-20 SALARY
Sullivan, Tori BOS 5,000.00
Putigna, Christina BOS 5,000.00
Rheault, Jenna BOS 7,500.00
Fratkin, Kaleigh CTW 20,000.00 NYR 19,500.00 BOS 11,000
Bender, Lexi BOS 10,000.00 BOS 13,000
Doyle, Shannon CTW 15,000.00 CTW 14,000.00
Orlando, Elena NYR 10,000.00
Packer, Madison NYR 15,000.00 NYR 15,000.00 NYR 12,000
Ammerman, Brooke NYR 16,500.00
Babstock, Kelly CTW 18,000.00 CTW 21,000.00
Barley-Malone, Erin NYR 14,000.00
Bellamy, Kacey BOS 22,000.00 BOS 20,000.00
Belyakova, Lyudmila NYR 20,000.00
Berman, Lindsay CTW 15,000.00
Bilic, Ivana CTW 14,000.00
Bolden, Blake BOS 15,000.00 BOS 14,000.00
Bozek, Megan BUF 22,500.00 BUF 22,500.00
Bram, Shelby BUF 15,000.00
Brickner, Jordan CTW 10,000.00 CTW 17,500.00
Brown, Celeste NYR 15,000.00
Browne, Harrison BUF 15,000.00 BUF 14,000.00
Buie, Corinne BOS 12,000.00 BUF 13,000.00
Burke, Courtney NYR 17,000.00
Burns, Jordyn BUF 13,500.00
Carpenter, Alex BOS 19,000.00
Casorsco, Sarah BUF 13,500.00
Chesson, Lisa BUF 15,000.00
Connery, Nicole CTW 15,000.00
Cooke, Kelly BOS 10,500.00
D'Oench, Miye NYR 10,000.00
Darkangelo, Shiann CTW 17,000.00 BUF 21,000.00
Decker, Brianna BOS 22,000.00 BOS 20,000.00
Dempsey, Jillian BOS 10,500.00 BOS 13,000.00
Dosdall, Kiira NYR 13,500.00 NYR 13,500.00
Dougherty, Brittney CTW 10,000.00
Duggan, Meghan BUF 22,500.00 BOS 20,000.00
Engstrom, Molly CTW 12,000.00 CTW 18,000.00
Faber, Sam CTW 13,500.00 CTW 13,000.00
Fardelmann, Meghan NYR 20,000.00
Fickel, Jessica BUF 15,000.00
Field, Emily BOS 13,500.00 BOS 11,000.00
Figueroa, Gabie NYR 10,000.00
Fralick, Kelsie BOS 10,000.00
Fritz-Ward, Morgan NYR 12,500.00 NYR 15,000.00
Fujimoto, Nana NYR 21,000.00
Gagliardi, Alyssa BOS 16,000.00 BOS 14,000.00
Gedman, Marissa BOS 10,000.00
Grigg, Lindsay BUF 13,000.00
Gruschow, Alexa NYR 12,000.00
Hanrahan, Beth NYR 10,500.00
Harrington, Paige BUF 10,000.00 BUF 10,000.00
Hickel, Zoe BOS 16,000.00 BOS 16,000.00
Janiga, Emily BUF 12,000.00
Johnson, Kaliya CTW 13,000.00
Johnston, Ashley NYR 14,000.00 NYR 13,500.00
Kessel, Amanda NYR 26,000.00
Ketchum, Bray NYR 14,000.00 NYR 15,000.00
Kidd, Sydney NYR 15,000.00
Knight, Hilary BOS 22,000.00 BOS 20,000.00
Koizumi, Jessica CTW 20,500.00 CTW 14,000.00
Kosta, Nicole CTW 15,000.00
Kunichika, Kourtney BUF 10,000.00 BUF 11,000.00
Laden, Chelsea CTW 14,000.00
Lavoie, Kristina BUF 13,000.00
Leonoff, Jaimie CTW 10,000.00 NYR 10,000.00
Leveille, Amanda BUF 15,000.00
Llanes, Rachel BOS 10,500.00 BOS 12,000.00
Long, Micaela CTW 10,000.00 CTW 13,500.00
Lundberg, Shenae NYR 15,000.00 CTW 15,000.00
Makela, Amanda BUF 15,000.00
Mangene, Meagan CTW 12,000.00
Marvin, Gigi BOS 20,000.00 BOS 20,000.00
McDonald, Kelly BUF 13,000.00
McGowan, Hannah BUF 10,000.00
McLaughlin, Brianne BUF 22,000.00 BUF 17,000.00
McMillen, Milica NYR 17,000.00
Ott, Brittney BOS 17,000.00 BOS 18,000.00
Pelkey, Amanda BOS 13,500.00 BOS 17,000.00
Pfalzer, Emily BUF 21,000.00 BUF 22,000.00
Picard, Michelle NYR 17,500.00
Rafter, Tatiana BUF 15,000.00 NYR 16,500.00
Roesler, Cydney CTW 15,500.00
Russo, Rebecca NYR 13,000.00
Sass, Kimberly BUF 10,000.00
Schleper, Anne BUF 21,000.00
Scrivens, Jenny NYR 10,000.00
Shin, Sojung NYR 13,500.00
Skarupa, Haley CTW 20,000.00
Skeats, Devon BUF 15,000.00 BUF 14,000.00
Slebodnick, Lauren BOS 12,500.00 BOS 10,000.00
Smelker, Jordan BOS 16,000.00 BOS 14,000.00
Smolentseva, Yekaterina CTW 22,000.00
Stack, Kelli CTW 25,000.00 CTW 26,000.00
Steadman, Kelley BUF 15,000.00
Stock, Nicole CTW 10,000.00 CTW 11,500.00
Trivigno, Dana CTW 20,000.00
Ward, Danielle CTW 10,000.00
Weber, Janine NYR 19,500.00 NYR 13,500.00
Williams, Hayley BUF 13,000.00
Wolfheiler, Alyssa CTW 10,000.00
Zach, Erin BUF 13,000.00