William Karlsson's next contract a wild gamble for Golden Knights Most of the rest are still on their entry level contract. If the team and Karlsson go through arbitration, the term will be one year (until UFA eligibility). What term (length) and $$? Max 8 years. If $80m cap, max salary (20%) would be $16m. He only has this season with amazing offensive output. So, probably paying for probable potential.