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Everyone Loves 10 Highest Paid Nhl Player, Basically, NHL is the professional ice hockey League, organized on November 26, 1917, at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal, comprises of 31 teams in total out of which 24 are in the United States and seven in Canada. It is the professional ice hockey league in the world besides being major professional sports leagues in the US and Canada. In 1924 the league expanded to the United States which was earlier confined only in Canada.

Currently, the league is having 31 teams and the decision of 32nd team has been approved in the year 2021. Headquarters of the league have been in New York city since 1989.

The winner of the leagues is awarded the Stanley Cup which is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. Stanley cup one of the most important championships available to the sports which are currently held by St. Louis Blues after defeating Boston Bruins.

Top 10 highest paid NHL player is speculated to make more than $144 million which includes their salaries, bonuses, endorsement, memorabilia, and appearances.

Let us have a look at the list of these top 10 highest paid NHL players:-

Connor McDavid – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player


BornJanuary 13, 1997 (age 22)
 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsLeft
NHL teamEdmonton Oilers
National team Canada
NHL Draft1st overall, 2015
 Edmonton Oilers
Playing career2015–present

Playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL), this is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and captain. Being one of the best players, he has been selected first overall by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He is the winner of the Art Ross Trophy twice as the leading scorer in the league. In 2017, he was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, for being the most valuable player to his team. Additionally, the Ted Lindsay Award twice has been awarded to him for being the best-voted player of the team. His total earnings are around $19 million out of which Salary/bonus makes $15 million and endorsements make up for another $4 million.

Awards and Honours

AwardYear
OHL 
Jack Ferguson Award – Top Pick in OHL Priority Selection Draft2012
Emms Family Award – Rookie of the Year2013
First All-Rookie Team2013
Bobby Smith Trophy – Scholastic Player of the Year2014, 2015
William Hanley Trophy – Most Sportsmanlike Player2014
Red Tilson Trophy – Most Outstanding Player2015
First All-Star Team2015
CHL 
CHL Scholastic Player of the Year2014, 2015
CHL Top Draft Prospect Award2015
CHL Player of the Year2015
International 
IIHF World U18 Championship – Tournament MVP2013
IIHF World U18 Championship – Best Forward2013
IIHF World U18 Championship – Scoring Leader2013
IIHF World U20 Championship – Tournament All-Star Team2015
NHL 
Rookie of the MonthOct-15
Feb-16 
Mar-16[64]
All-Rookie Team2016
NHL All-Star2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Art Ross Trophy2017, 2018
Hart Memorial Trophy2017
Ted Lindsay Award2017, 2018
First All-Star Team2017, 2018, 2019
The Hockey News, Mario Lemieux Award (Best Player)2018

John Tavares – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player
BornSeptember 20, 1990 (age 29)
 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsLeft
NHL team 
Former teamsToronto Maple Leafs
 New York Islanders
 SC Bern
National team Canada
NHL Draft1st overall, 2009
 New York Islanders
Playing career2009–present


He is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who is currently the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Currently sponsored by CCM, Casper Mattress, Sport Chek and HyperIce, his net earnings are $17.3 million out of which salary/bonus make up $15.9 million and Endorsements make another $1.4 million. After serving nine seasons he has been selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has been captain there for five seasons.

Awards and Honours

AwardYear
OHL 
Jack Ferguson Award2005
OHL First All-Rookie Team2005–06
OHL rookie goal-scoring lead (45)2005–06
Emms Family Award2005–06
OHL First All-Star Team2006–07
Red Tilson Trophy2006–07
2x OHL goal-scoring leader2006–07, 2008–09
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy2008–09
OHL Second All-Star Team2008–09
CHL 
CHL All-Rookie Team2005–06
CHL Rookie of the Year2005–06
2x CHL First All-Star Team2006–07, 2008–09
CHL Player of the Year2006–07
CHL Top Draft Prospect Award2008–09
CHL Top Prospects Game Invitee2008–09
NHL 
NHL All-Rookie Team2009–10
6x NHL All-Star2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
First NHL All-Star Team2014–15
Hart Trophy finalist2014–15
International 
U17 WHC All-Star Team2005–06
IIHF World U20 Championship gold medal2008, 2009
U20 WJC All-Star Team2009
U20 WJC Best Forward2009
U20 WJC Most Valuable Player2009
Spengler Cup champion2012
Olympic Gold2014
World Cup of Hockey2016

Read more – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tavares

Carey Price – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player


BornAugust 16, 1987 (age 32)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL teamMontreal Canadiens
National team Canada
NHL Draft5th overall, 2005
 Montreal Canadiens
Playing career2007–present

Playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL), he is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is one of the best goaltenders in the world to believe media and sports fans. Also, he is one of the greatest goalies in the history of the Montreal Canadiens. His earning comprises of $15.6 million out of which salary/bonus makes $15 million and endorsements are worth $600,000. He has been a six-time All-Star.

Alexander Ovechkin – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player


Born17 September 1985 (age 34)
 Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)
PositionLeft-wing
ShootsRight
Former teams, NHL TeamWashington Capitals
 Dynamo Moscow
National team Russia
NHL Draft1st overall, 2004
 Washington Capitals
Playing career2001–present

Referred as “Ovi” or “the Great Eight” this Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), he has been selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year for scoring 52 goals and 54 assists. His total earnings consist of $14.5 million out of which salary/bonus makes $10 million and endorsements make for another $4.5 million.

Achievements

AwardYear
NHL 
Stanley Cup2018
Conn Smythe Trophy2018
Prince of Wales Trophy2018
Hart Memorial Trophy2008, 2009, 2013
Art Ross Trophy2008
Lester B. Pearson Award/Ted Lindsay Award2008, 2009, 2010
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Calder Memorial Trophy2006
NHL All-Rookie Team2006
NHL All-Star Game2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
NHL First All-Star Team2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2019
NHL Second All-Star Team2011, 2013, 2014, 2016
NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition “Hardest Shot” winner2018
NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition “Breakaway Challenge” winner2008, 2009, 2011
Presidents’ Trophy2010, 2016, 2017
RSL/KHL 
Russian Superleague champion2005
Gagarin Cup champion2013
International 
World Championships gold medal2008, 2012, 2014
World Junior Championships gold medal2003
World Junior Championships All-Star Team2005
Winter Olympics All-Star Team2006
World Championships All-Star Team2006, 2008
Kharlamov Trophy2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018

For more information please visit here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player
BornAugust 7, 1987 (age 32)
 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsLeft
NHL teamPittsburgh Penguins
National team Canada
NHL Draft1st overall, 2005
 Pittsburgh Penguins[2]
Playing career2005–present

With total earnings of $14 million, made up of $10 million from salary/bonus and endorsements worth $4 million, he is a Canadian professional ice hockey player serving the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as the captain. One of the greatest hockey players of all time, he has been nicknamed “Sid the Kid” and dubbed “The Next One”. He has been selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded his 400th goal in February and has played 82 games.

Honors and Achievements

Award Year
NHL 
Stanley Cup champion2009, 2016, 2017
Conn Smythe Trophy2016, 2017
Prince of Wales Trophy2008, 2009, 2016, 2017
Hart Memorial Trophy2007, 2014
NHL All-Star2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player2019
All-Star Game SuperSkills Accuracy Winner2017
Art Ross Trophy2007, 2014
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy2010, 2017
Ted Lindsay Award2007, 2013, 2014
Mark Messier Leadership Award2007, 2010
NHL First All-Star Team2007, 2013, 2014, 2016
NHL Second All-Star Team2010, 2015, 2017, 2019
NHL All-Rookie TeamJun-05
Pittsburgh Penguins 
Michel Brière Rookie of the Year Award2006
Most Valuable Player Award2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
A.T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Award2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014
Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Good Guy Award2006, 2009, 2010
Players’ Player Award2018, 2019
The Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award2010, 2016, 2017
International 
Olympic Gold Medal2010, 2014
World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal2016
World Cup of Hockey Most Valuable Player2016
World Cup of Hockey Leading Scorer2016
World Championship Gold Medal2015
World Junior Gold Medal2005
World Championship All-Star Team2006
World Championship Best Forward2006
World Championship Leading Scorer2006
Junior 
President’s Cup2004
RDS/JVC Trophy2004
QMJHL All-Rookie Team2004
QMJHL First All-Star Team2004, 2005
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy2004, 2005
Jean Béliveau Trophy2004, 2005
Mike Bossy Trophy2005
Paul Dumont Trophy2004, 2005
Guy Lafleur Trophy2005
Michel Bergeron Trophy2004
Offensive Player of the Year2004, 2005
CHL Rookie of the Year2004
CHL First All-Star Team2004, 2005
CHL Player of the Year2004, 2005
CHL Top Scorer Award2004, 2005
Canada Post Cup2004, 2005
Top Pro Prospect2005
Memorial Cup All-Star Team2005
Ed Chynoweth Trophy2005
Rimouski Océanic and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 
Océanic de Rimouski retired jersey #872019[3]
Minor 
Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League Champion2002
Air Canada Cup Tournament MVP Award2002
Air Canada Cup Top Scorer Award2002
Air Canada Cup Scholarship2002
USA Hockey National Midget Champion2003
Other awards 
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal2013[224]
Order Nova Scotia ribbon bar.SVG Order of Nova Scotia2008[225]
Triple Gold Club2015
Lou Marsh Trophy (Canadian athlete of the year)2007, 2009[226]
Lionel Conacher Award (Canadian male athlete of the year)2007, 2009, 2010
Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year2006, 2007, 2017
AIF Chairman’s Award for leadership in the community and charitable activities2008
ESPY Award, NHL Player of the Year2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Emmy Award, Best Sports One-Time Special2016
Sporting News, NHL Player of the Year2007[227]
Sporting News, Top 50 Players in Today’s NHL (Ranked No. 1)2009[228]
Sporting News, Top Under-25 Athlete2010
Sporting News, NHL Athlete of the Decade2010–2020[229]
The Sports Network, Hockey’s Top 50 (Ranked No. 1)2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016[230]
The Hockey News, Saku Koivu Award (Comeback Player)2013
The Hockey News, Mario Lemieux Award (Best Player)2013, 2014
The Hockey News, Wayne Gretzky Award (MVP)2014, 2016
ESPN, Top Ten NHL Players of the Decade (2000–2009)2009[231]
ESPN, Top 20 Athletes 1995–2015 (Ranked No. 20)2015[232]
ESPN, NHL’s All-Decade Awards: MVP2010–2020[233]

Read more from here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Crosby

Jonathan Toews – Highest paid NHL player

Jonathan Toews


BornApril 29, 1988 (age 31)
 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsLeft
NHL teamChicago Blackhawks
National team Canada
NHL Draft3rd overall, 2006
 Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career2007–present

He is a Canadian professional ice hockey center serving the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) as captain. He was selected by the Blackhawks with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players whose total earnings of $13.7 million consist of a salary/bonus of $12 million and endorsements worth $1.7 million.

Awards

AwardYear
All-WCHA Second Team2006–07
AHCA West First-Team All-American2006–07
WCHA All-Tournament Team2007

Championships

2010 Stanley Cup Champion
2013 Stanley Cup Champion
2015 Stanley Cup Champion

Jamie Benn – Highest paid NHL player

Jamie Benn

BornJuly 18, 1989 (age 30)
 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
PositionLeft-Wing
ShootsLeft
NHL team 
Former teamsDallas Stars
 Hamburg Freezers
National team Canada
NHL Draft129th overall, 2007
 Dallas Stars
Playing career2009–present


This Canadian professional ice hockey forward is serving the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL) as captain. He won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia for his Canadian team. In the 2014–15 season, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer with 87 points. His earnings consist of a total of $13.1 million out of which salary/bonus makes $13 million and endorsements make for another $100,000.

Awards

AwardYear
WHL 
West First All-Star Team2008–09
Ed Chynoweth Trophy – Memorial Cup Leading Scorer2009
Ed Chynoweth Cup2008–09
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team2009
NHL 
All-Star Game2012, 2016
First All-Star Team2013–14, 2015-16
Second All-Star Team2014–15
Art Ross Trophy2014–15

Read more from here- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Benn

Patrick Kane – Highest paid NHL player

Highest paid NHL player
BornNovember 19, 1988 (age 31)
 Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsLeft
NHL team 
Former teamsChicago Blackhawks
 EHC Biel
National team United States
NHL Draft1st overall, 2007

With total earnings of $12.4 million made up of salary/bonus of $12 million and endorsements of $350,000, he is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blackhawks selected him with the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Representing the United States at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, he won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Blackhawks, in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Also, he is the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the most valuable player of the playoffs in 2013.

Awards and Achievements

AwardYear
OHL 
OHL All-Rookie Team2007
OHL First All-Star Team2007
OHL Rookie of the Year2007
CHL Rookie of the Year2007
NHL 
All-Rookie Team2008
Calder Memorial Trophy2008
Stanley Cup champion2010, 2013, 2015
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl2010, 2013, 2015
First All-Star Team2010, 2016, 2017
NHL All-Star Game2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP)2013
Art Ross Trophy2016
Ted Lindsay Award2016
Hart Memorial Trophy2016
Second All-Star Team2019
International 
IIHF World U18 Championships All-Star Team2006
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships All-Star Team2007
Winter Olympics silver medal2010
Ice Hockey World Championship MVP2018

Anze Kopitar – Highest paid NHL player

Anze Kopitar
Born24 August 1987 (age 32)
 Jesenice, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsLeft
NHL team 
Former teamsLos Angeles Kings
 HK Kranjska Gora
 Södertälje SK
National team Slovenia
NHL Draft11th overall, 2005
 Los Angeles Kings
Playing career2004–present


He is a Slovenian professional ice hockey center playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) as the captain. He became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL making his debut in 2006. He has played for the Kings all his career to be named captain in the 2015-16 season. He has been awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy for being the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016. Also, he received the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for gentlemanly play in the same year. He won his second Selke trophy in 2018 and that made him amongst the highest paid NHL players with total earnings of $12.1 million with a salary/bonus of $12 million and endorsements worth $60,000.

Awards

AwardYear
NHL 
Stanley Cup (Los Angeles Kings)2012, 2014
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl2012, 2014
NHL YoungStars Game2007
All-Star Game2008, 2011, 2015, 2018
Frank J. Selke Trophy2016, 2018
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy2016
Los Angeles Kings 
Bill Libby Memorial Award2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
Leading Scorer Award2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Mark Bavis Memorial Award2007
Most Popular Player2007, 2011
Best Defensive Player2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

John Carlson – Highest paid NHL player

John Carlson


BornJanuary 10, 1990 (age 29)
 Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsRight
NHL teamWashington Capitals
National team United States
NHL Draft27th overall, 2008
 Washington Capitals
Playing career2009–present

He is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is also an alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Capitals in the first round, 27th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Capitals, as the highest-scoring defenseman during the playoffs. His total earnings are $12.1 million out of which salary/bonus makes up $12 million and endorsements are worth $50,000.

Achievements

AwardYear
USHL 
Second All-Star Team2008
All-Rookie Team2008
OHL 
First All-Rookie Team2009
Second All-Star Team2009
CHL All-Rookie Team2009
AHL 
Calder Cup (Hershey Bears)2009, 2010
All-Star Game2010
All-Rookie Team2010
NHL 
All-Rookie Team2011
Stanley Cup (Washington Capitals)2018
All-Star Game2019
All-Star Skills Competition “Hardest Shot” winner2019
Second All-Star Team2019
International 
WJC All-Star Team2010

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