Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015

Ice hockey is one of the major sports in cold weather nations such as the northern parts of the United States and Canada. This game is also very popular in some of the European countries also like Russia and Sweden. Like any other game of international standards, such as basketball and baseball, ice hockey, too, has a huge viewership, mainly in America. There are many players of modern time who have achieved remarkable height of success through their skills with the ice hockey sticks.

Ice hockey players earn a good amount of money as the salary from reputed clubs of National Hockey League, besides their personal endorsements of big brands. Some of the legendary players such as Sidney Crosby and Shea Weber earn enough money from their salary and endorsements to make them easily comparable to any other highly paid athletes of a different genre. So let us consider the Top 10 Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015.

Top 10 Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015

10. Eric Staal

Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015

Eric Staal is currently playing in the centre position for the Carolina Hurricanes at the National Hockey League. He has the NHL listed height of 6 feet 4 inches and weight of 205 lb. He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft as the 2nd overall. Eric Staal also plays for Canada national ice hockey team besides his career with the Carolina Hurricanes. He is currently having a 7-year contract with the team and will be a free agent in 2016. His contract value with his recent team is worth a total of $57,750,000. Till the end of his contract Eric Staal will get an average of $8,250,000 yearly salary with a guaranteed income of $57,750,000. He currently earns $9,250,000 base salary with a cap hit of $8,250,000 in the 2014-15 season of the NHL.

9. Evgeni Malkin

Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015

Evgeni Malkin is currently playing in the Centre position for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the National Hockey League. He has the NHL listed height of 6 feet 3 inches and weight of 195 lb. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft as the 2nd overall. Evgeni Malkin also plays for the Russian national ice hockey team besides his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is currently having a 8-year contract with the team and will be a free agent in 2022. His contract value with his recent team is worth a total of $76,000,000. Till the end of his contract Evgeni Malkin will get an average of $9,500,000 yearly salary with a guaranteed income of $76,000,000. He currently earns $9,500,000 base salary with a cap hit of $9,500,000 in the 2014-15 season of the NHL.

8. Philip Kessel

Highest Paid Ice Hockey Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players 2015

Philip Kessel is currently playing in the Right Wing position for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the National Hockey League. He has the NHL listed height of 6 feet and weight of 202 lb. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft as the 5th overall. Philip Kessel also plays for the United States national ice hockey team besides his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently having a 8-year contract with the team and will be a free agent in 2022. His contract value is worth a total of $64,000,000 out of which he will get $22,500,000 as the signing bonus. Till the end of his contract Philip Kessel will get an average of $8,000,000 yearly salary with a guaranteed income of $64,000,000. He currently earns $10,000,000 base salary with a cap hit of $8,000,000 in the 2014-15 season of the NHL.

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