The Top Paid Players in the NHL

The NHL is in a bit of a change when it comes to how much salary their top players are making.

Before the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), teams made the most of a loophole that let players to be paid more than they typically would under the salary cap. That loophole created some skewed salaries.

Montreal Canadiens® – Shea Weber

The new CBA put a restriction on that loophole. Nonetheless, there are numerous players today with a contract that pays a lot of up-front money. These gentlemen are typically the players who are still in the first years of their lucrative deal.

This list of the NHL’s highest-paid players has seven centers, eight wingers, two goaltenders, and three defensemen.

  • #1 Shea Weber — $14 million
    Team: Nashville Predators
    Position: Defenseman
  • #2t Patrick Kane — $13.8 million
    Team: Chicago Blackhawks
    Position: Right Wing
  • 2t Patrick Kane — $13.8 million
    Team: Chicago Blackhawks
    Position: Center
  • #4 Sidney Crosby — $12 million
    Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
    Position: Center
  • #5t Alex Ovechkin— $10 million
    Team: Washington Capitals
    Position: Left Wing
  • #5t Henry Lundqvist— $10 million
    Team: New York Rangers
    Position: Goaltender
  • #7t Evgeni Malkin— $9.5 million
    Team: Pittsburg Penguins
    Position: Center
  • #7t Eric Staal— $9.5 million
    Team: Carolina Hurricanes
    Position: Left Wing
  • #9 Ryan Getzlaf — $9.25 million
    Team: Anaheim Ducks
    Position: Center
  • #10t Zach Parise— $9 million
    Team: Minnesota Wild
    Position: Defenseman Left Wing
  • #10t Ryan Suter— $9 million
    Team: Minnesota Wild
    Position: Defenseman
  • #10t Corey Perry— $9 million
    Team: Anaheim Ducks
    Position: Right Wing
  • #10t Claude Giroux— $9 million
    Team: Philadelphia Flyers
    Position: Center
  • #14 Patrice Bergeron — $8.75 million
    Team: Boston Bruins
    Position: Center
  • #15 Sergei Bobrovsky — $8.5 million
    Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
    Position: Goaltender
  • #16t Derek Stepan — $8 million
    Team: New York Rangers
    Position: Center

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