Most of the higest paid athletes are in the NFL and NBA, so many people forget that there are many NHL players that earn a large yearly salary due to an all-time high salary cap. The salaries have increased by 8.6% from last year. Here are the top 10 paid players in the NHL.
Eichel is currently the center and captain for the Buffalo Sabres. This 22-year-old Clemsford, Massachusetts native earns a yearly salary of $10 million. He has played in one All-Star game in four seasons, and he secured an eight-year contract for $80 million. Eichel is the second college freshman player to win the Hobey Baker Award after scoring the most in the nation at his only season at Boston University. The Sabres selected Eichel second overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.