Some madness surrounded the goalies when the free agent market opened on Friday, but that of Montreal Canadiens Carey Price remains the highest paid player in his position, with an average annual salary of $ 10.5 million.
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Among the most lucrative deals awarded, Matt Murray of the Ottawa Senators becomes the seventh highest paid goaltender (average of $ 6.25 million per season). Under a six-year, $ 36 million deal with the Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom takes ninth place.
Besides Price, soon to be the third year of an eight-season contract for $ 84 million, only Sergei Bobrovsky, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Marc-André Fleury, Tuukka Rask, and John Gibson are ahead of Murray in the highest paid goaltenders. Connor Hellebuyck comes in eighth place.
The highest paid goaltenders in the NHL, based on their average salary per season.
1 – Carey Price, Montreal Canadian – $ 10.5M
2 – Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida Panthers – $ 10M
3 – Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning – $ 9.5M
4 – Marc-André Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights – $ 7 M
– Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins – $ 7M
6 – John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks – $ 6.4M
7 – Matt Murray, Ottawa Senators – $ 6.25M
8 – Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets – $ 6.17M
9 – Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames – $ 6M
10 – Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings – $ 5.8M