Fun With Numbers: Ottawa Senators Bargains and Rip Offs

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Sep 30, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone (61) during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL off-season is now upon us. Many of my fellow writers have been doing wonderful work regarding upcoming free agents, the current draft class, and other Ottawa Senators related news. I have decided to take things in a strange analytical direction. I will not be analyzing any advanced metrics, I am analyzing cold hard cash.

I examined salary cap hits from the 2014-2015 and contrasted these figures with player stats. Who were the biggest bargains for the Senators in 2014-2015? Which players we’re the biggest busts in terms of money spent to results gained? This post excluded defenceman and only examined forwards.


Mark Stone

Cap Hit 603,333

Goals: 26 | Assists: 38 | Points: 64

Mark Stone was tied with Kyle Turris for 2nd in points among all Senators players. Stone is an RFA this off season and will certainly be financially compensated by the Senators. The young forward had an absolutely incredible season. Stone was paid 9427$ per point. Stone was the biggest bargain on the team relating to Cap Hit/Points.

Cost-per-point: $9 427

Mike Hoffman

Cap Hit 750,000

Goals: 27 | Assists: 21 | Points: 48

Mike Hoffman was the Senators most prolific goal scorer at even strength. Hoffman was paid 15625 per point. Truly a great bargain for the Ottawa Senators. Hoffman is like Stone in the way that he will be an RFA this summer. Senators brass should definitely bring Hoffman back as he was a huge impact player. The forward was the 2nd biggest bargain in terms of Cap Hits/Points.

Cost-per-point: $15 625

Mika Zibanejad

Cap Hit 894,167

Goals: 20 | Assists: 26 | Points: 46

The 22 year old centre established himself on the teams second line this season. Zibby was paid 19438 per point last season. Zibanejad was the 3rd best bargain on the team in terms of Cap Hits/Points. He is another player who is an RFA this offseason. Will the Senators retain all three players? Logic would dictate that it would be the best move to make.

Cost-per-point: $19 438


The three biggest bargain players for the Senators are all set to become Restricted Free Agents. The Senators must resign these players as they are 2nd,5th, and 6th in points on the team. These players will become less of a “bargain” when they are under new contracts but that is irrelevant. The young trio were some of the Senators best players last seasons.

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