Auston MatthewsJuly 3, 1997
2020 Earnings: $15.9 million
- Being ineligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft because his birthday was two days too late, Matthews signed with Swiss National League A team the ZSC Lions for a year.
- He was named NHL Rookie of the Month in December 2016, got invited to play on the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2017, and has played in four NHL All-Star Games. He was also awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2017.
- He signed a deal in early 2019 that secured him $58 million dollars over 5 years, or $11, 63 million per year.
- As part of his charitable efforts, Auston reached out to the SickKids Cystic Fibrosis Centre. He had lost his uncle to the disease and wanted to help kids who were affected by it.