The Highest-Paid NHL Players for 2021

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Hockey is officially back as the NHL and NHL Players’ Association reached an agreement on Dec. 20 for the 2021 season. Training camp will begin on Dec. 31 and the official start date for the season is Jan. 13 for all of you NHL betting gurus out there.

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and will look to repeat in 2021 with three of the 25 highest-paid players in the NHL. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is tied for the fifth highest-paid player in the league as he is expected to make $13 million this year.

Auston Matthews remains a favorite in hockey odds and is currently the highest-paid NHL player this upcoming season at $15.9 million. Toronto signed the center to a five-year contract last season in a deal worth $58.17 million.

Here is a list of the highest-paid NHL players for the 2021 season:

RankPlayerTeamSalary
1.Auston MatthewsToronto $15.9 million
2.Mitch MarnerToronto$15 million
3.Connor McDavidEdmonton$14 million
4.Artemi PanarinNew York$13 million
T-5.John TavaresToronto$12 million
T-5.Erik KarlssonSan Jose$12 million
T-5.Nicklas BackstromWashington$12 million
T-5.Mikko RantenenColorado$12 million
T-5.Sergei BobrovskyFlorida$12 million
T-5.Andrei VasilevskiyTampa Bay$12 million
11.Roman JosiNashville$11.7 million
12.Sebastian AhoCarolina$10.5 million
T-13.Brent BurnsSan Jose$10 million
T-13.Jeff SkinnerBuffalo$10 million
T-13.Jack EichelBuffalo$10 million
T-14.Alex OvechkinWSH$10 million
T-14.Drew DoughtyLos Angeles$10 million
T-14.Jacob TroubaNew York$10 million
T-14.Chris KreiderNew York$10 million
20.Carey PriceMontreal$9.7 million
21.Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh$9.6 million
T-22.Evgeni MalkinPittsburgh$9.5 million
T-22.Steven StamkosTampa Bay$9.5 million
T-24.Leon DraisaitlEdmonton$9 million
T-24.Nikita KucherovTampa Bay$9 million

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