TORONTO - The NHL and the NHL Players' Association have announced that the 2015-16 salary cap will increase to US$71.4 million.
That's a $2.1-million increase from this season.
The cap floor ? the minimum an NHL team must spend ? will be $52.8 million.
The salary cap is determined by hockey-related revenue.
The NHLPA triggered its five-per-cent escalator clause to increase the cap.