NHL stars can make a pretty good living, and the top twelve highest paid players in 2020 brought home some serious bank.

The Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho comes in #12 with an estimated earnings of $10.7 million. That’s a massive amount, but it falls behind Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators’ $11.7 million at the #11 spot.

Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche pulled down the #10 spot with $12 million. Under his current 6-year contract, he is making $55.5 million.

Andrei Vasilveskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning is in the #9 spot. He is pulling in $12 million a year under an 8-year deal worth $76 million.


Nicklas Bäckström of the Washington Capitals is making $46 million with his five-year deal. He is pulling down around $12 million per year.

Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks is making $12 million year on a $92 million contract with the Sharks, and that includes a $53 million signing bonus. 

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers if the highest paid goalie on the list at #5.  He has a seven-year worth $70 million.

The number 4 spot goes to Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers who pulled in $13 million a year. He signed a seven-year, $81.5 million deal in 2019.

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers comes in at #3. His $14 million contract is nothing compared to his 8-year $100 million extension.

#2 goes to Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He racked in $15 million in 2020. The Leaf star signed a six-year contract extension worth $65.3 million in 2019.

The top spot for highest paid NHL star in 2020 goes to Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This makes the Leafs’ locker room a very pricey one clinching the top two spots. Matthews racked in $15.5 million in 2020 a five-year contract worth $58.17 million.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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