ROAR Meter

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

  • Year the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) was founded: 1997
  • Number of years the (Men’s) NBA existed prior to the WNBA’s founding: 51
  • Salary Cap for NBA players (in the 2004-2005 season): $43.87 million
  • Salary Cap for WNBA players year unknown): $673,000
  • Number of times the maximum women’s salary goes into the maximum men’s salary: 65.186
  • Year the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) was founded: 2015
  • Number of years the (Men’s) NHL existed prior to the NWHL’s founding: 98
    • Year the previous NWHL, disbanded in 2007, was founded: 1999
  • Salary cap per NHL team in 2005-2006 season: $39 million
    • Salary cap per player: $7.8 million
      • Percentage of team total allowed per player: 20
    • Salary cap per team in 2015-2016 season: $71.4 million
    • Salary cap per player, assuming 20% limit: $14.28 million
  • NWHS salary cap per player in 2015, not including merchandise: $10,000
  • Salary cut in 2016: 50%
  • Number of times the maximum women’s salary goes into the maximum men’s salary: 2,856
  • World Ranking of the NWHL: 1
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Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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