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Highest-paid NHL Players of 2022-23

From Tyler Seguin to Auston Matthews, Artemi Panarin and beyond, Boardroom highlights the most expensive hockey players of the 2022-23 season by total salary compensation.

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 signed a $110 million pact with the Nashville Predators in 2012 that’s still in effect today. If you prefer average annual value over the course of a contract, meanwhile, look no further than reigning Stanley Cup champ Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, who landed himself an eight-year, $100.8 million deal this offseason.

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

It’s time for a full money breakdown for 2022-23, an NHL campaign in which 21 different players are making at least $10 million.

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

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Highest-paid NHL Players of 2022-23

All salary figures via Spotrac.

1. Stars C Tyler Seguin: $13,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $78,800,000
  • Average annual value: $9,850,000
2. Rangers LW Artemi Panarin: $12,500,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $81,500,000
  • Average annual value: $11,642,857
t-3. Oilers C Connor McDavid: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $100,000,000
  • Average annual value: $12,500,000
t-3. Sharks D Erik Karlsson: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $92,000,000
  • Average annual value: $11,500,000
t-3. Panthers G Sergei Bobrovsky: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $70,000,000
  • Average annual value: $10,000,000
t-3. Oilers D Darnell Nurse: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $74,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,250,000
t-3. Panthers C Aleksander Barkov: $12,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $80,000,000
  • Average annual value: $10,000,000
t-8. Lightning G Andrei Vasilevski: $11,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-8. Rangers D Adam Fox: $11,000,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $66,500,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-8. Kings D Drew Doughty: $11,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $88,000,000
  • Average annual value: $11,000,000
11. Canucks D Oliver Ekman-Larsson: $10,500,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $66,000,000
  • Average annual value: $8,250,000
t-12. Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 5 years, $47,500,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-12. Wild LW Kirill Kaprizov: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 5 years, $45,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,000,000
t-12. Predators C Filip Forsberg: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $68,000,000
  • Average annual value: $8,500,000
t-12. Golden Knights C Jack Eichel: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $80,000,000
  • Average annual value: $10,000,000
t-12. Sabres LW Jeff Skinner: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $72,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,000,000
t-12. Blackhawks D Seth Jones: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-12. Sharks LW Timo Meier: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 4 years, $24,000,000
  • Average annual value: $6,000,000
t-12. Blue Jackets D Zachary Werenski: $10,000,000
  • Contract: 6 years, $57,500,000
  • Average annual value: $9,583,333
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t-22. Blue Jackets LW Johnny Gaudreau: $9,750,000
  • Contract: 7 years, $68,250,000
  • Average annual value: $9,750,000
t-22. Predators D Roman Josi: $9,750,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $72,472,000
  • Average annual value: $9,059,000
24. Bruins D Charlie Mcavoy: $9,250,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-25. Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-25. Avalanche D Cale Makar: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 6 years, $54,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,000,000
t-25. Devils C Jack Hughes: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $64,000,000
  • Average annual value: $8,000,000
t-25. Lightning C Brayden Point: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-25. Panthers LW Matthew Tkachuk: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 8 years, $76,000,000
  • Average annual value: $9,500,000
t-25. Senators RW Alexander Debrincat: $9,000,000
  • Contract: 3 years, $19,200,000
  • Average annual value: $6,400,000

Other Notable NHL Salaries for 2022-23

t-33. Oilers C Leon Draisaitl: $8,000,000
t-33. Rangers C Mika Zibanejad: $8,000,000
t-33. Penguins C Evgeni Malkin: $8,000,000
t-33. Lightning RW Mitch Marner: $8,000,000
t-48. Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews: $7,950,000
51. Canadiens G Carey Price: $7,750,000
53. Wild RW Mats Zuccarello: $7,500,000
t-64. Senators C Claude Giroux: $7,000,000
t-73. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane: $6,900,000
t-73. Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews: $6,900,000
75. Avalanche C Nathan MacKinnon: $6,850,000
t-77. Lightning C Steven Stamkos: $6,500,000
t-97. Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom: $6,000,000
130. Stars C Joe Pavelski: $5,500,000
t-331. Penguins C Sidney Crosby: $3,000,000

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