How Kähkönen, Kunin signings impact Sharks' salary cap


The San Jose Sharks are bringing back Luke Kunin and Kaapo Kähkönen with almost-identical contracts.

Per Puckpedia, RFA winger Kunin has re-signed for two years with a $2.75 million dollar AAV. Per Elliotte Friedman, RFA goalie Kähkönen has re-signed for two years with a $2.75 million AAV.

“Luke is a physical player with high energy and pace to his game who can chip in offensively,” San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier said in a team press release. “He also brings several strong leadership qualities on and off the ice, previously serving as captain for the US National team and the University of Wisconsin.”

Grier added of Kähkönen: “Kaapo has shown potential to be a number one goaltender in the NHL, and impressed us when he joined our team in the last part of the season.”

Kunin is represented by Pete Rutili of Wasserman and Kähkönen is represented by Robert Hooper of Octagon.

So what’s the San Jose Sharks’ cap situation look like with Kunin and Kähkönen back in the fold? At first glance, it’s ugly.

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