Highest Paid Hockey Players 2014
This was going to reveal the three highest-paid hockey players, but The Life Elite ran into trouble. (Hint: There’s a three-way tie for second place!)
#3 Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter - $12 million
Minnesota is pretty wild for hockey. It’s no surprise the Minnesota Wilds hockey team is currently home to two of the highest paid players. Left Winger Parisa and Defenseman Suter are alternate captains for the team and both make $12 million. (Surprisingly, their captain Mikko Koivu doesn’t crack the top five.)
#2 Sidney Crosby – $12 million
“Sid the Kid” is all grown up, and it looks like his paycheck keeps growing too. The Pittsburgh Penguins center and captain earns the number two spot off his impressively young career. Sid has racked up three world championships, two Olympic gold medals and a Hart memorial trophy, among other accolades. He also won his first (and likely not last) Stanley Cup at 21 years old. He was the youngest captain to do that in NHL history, which is pretty sweet.
#1 Shea Weber – $14 million
The highest-paid hockey player title goes to this defenseman and Nashville Predators captain. He’s an All-Star team champion and holds two holds medal. While he isn’t the most decorated hockey player, Weber became a hot commodity in recent years, spurring a pay raise with the Predators after signing a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $110 million. Of course, Nashville quickly matched the offer and Weber stayed.