John CarlsonDecember 1, 1990
2020 Earnings: $12 million
- During his time in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AtJHL), John earned himself the AtJHL Offensive Defenseman of the Year Award for 2006-7 after he scored 50 points in 44 games. This was a sign of things to come.
- In 2020, Carlson set a new record for the Capitals by being the highest scoring defenseman on the team.
- In 2018 Carlson signed a $64 million eight-year contract, the second largest contract in the NHL at the time.
- Carlson doesnt only enjoy hockey, but also enjoys giving back by playing charity soccer matches. The defenseman has also been involved in other charity events, including taking the Stanley Cup to a fundraiser for childrens cancer.