The 20 highest-paid players in the NHL


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

Prior to the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), teams took advantage of a loophole that allowed players to be paid more than they normally would under the salary cap. That loophole led to some skewed salaries.

The new CBA put a limit on that loophole, but we still have a number of players who have contracts that pay a lot more money up front, meaning the players who make the most are typically the players who are still in the first years of their deals.

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

Here are the 29 players who will make at least $7.9 million this season, with data provided by Spotrac.


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