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Highest-paid NHL Players of 2021-22

From Connor McDavid to Tyler Seguin to Auston Matthews and beyond, Boardroom highlights the most expensive hockey players of 2022 by total salary.

Who’s the highest-paid NHL player? If you’re interested only in who owns the most expensive contract, direct your attention to Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber, who received a head-turning 14-year deal with a $110 million max value from the Predators back in 2012.

But let’s dive into just who’s hockey’s top dog when it comes to earnings this season. Right here, right now.

It’s time for a full money breakdown for 2021-22, an NHL campaign in which 19 different players are making at least $10 million.

(And check out Boardroom’s salary roundups for NBA, NFL, and MLB players, too.)

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Highest-paid NHL Players of 2022 by Total Salary

All salary figures via Spotrac.

1. Oilers C Connor McDavid: $15,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $100,000,000
  • Average annual value: $12,500,000
2. Sharks D Erik Karlsson: $14,500,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $92,000,000
  • Average annual value: $11,500,000
t-3. Stars C Tyler Seguin: $13,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $78,800,000
  • Average annual value: $9,850,000
t-3. Rangers LW Artemi Panarin: $13,000,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $81,500,000
  • Average annual value: $11,642,857
t-3. Canadiens G Carey Price: $13,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $84,000,000
  • Average annual value: $10,500,000
t-6. Golden Knights RW Mark Stone: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-6. Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-6. Panthers G Sergei Bobrovsky: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $70,000,000
  • Average annual value: $10,000,000
t-9. Lightning G Andrei Vasilevski: $11,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-9. Kings D Drew Doughty: $11,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $88,000,000
  • Average annual value: $11,000,000
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11. Predators D Roman Josi: $10,750,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $72,472,000
  • Average annual value: $9,059,000
12. Canucks D Oliver Ekman-Larsson: $10,500,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $66,000,000
  • Average annual value: $8,250,000
13. Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews: $10,450,000
  • Contract: 5 years, $58,201,250
  • Average annual value: $11,640,250
14. Maple Leafs RW Mitch Marner: $10,358,000
  • Contract: 6 years, $65,418,000
  • Average annual value: $10,903,000
t-15. Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 5 years, $46,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,200,000
t-15. Predators C Matt Duchene: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $56,000,000
  • Average annual value: $8,000,000
t-15. Jets RW Blake Wheeler: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 5 years, $41,250,000
  • Average annual value: $8,250,000
t-15. Avalanche RW Mikko Rantanen: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 6 years, $55,500,000
  • Average annual value: $9,250,000
t-15. Sabres LW Jeff Skinner: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $72,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,000,000
t-20. Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko: $9,500,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $60,000,000
  • Average annual value: $7,500,000
t-20. Penguins C Evgeni Malkin: $9,500,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,5000,000
t-20. Rangers LW Chris Kreider: $9,500,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $45,500,000
  • Average annual value: $6,500,000

Other Notable NHL Salaries for 2022

t-24. Penguins C Sidney Crosby: $9,000,000
t-36. Devils D P.K. Subban: $8,000,000
t-36. Oilers C Leon Draisaitl: $8,000,000
t-52. Lightning C Steven Stamkos: $7,500,000
t-76. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane: $6,900,000
t-76. Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews: $6,900,000
t-79. Bruins RW David Pastrnak: $6,800,000
86. Bruins LW Brad Marchand: $6,500,000
t-99. Coyotes RW Phil Kessel: $6,000,000
t-156. Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin: $5,000,000
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