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The NHL’s 25 highest-paid players in 2022: Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin set the bar

The NHL’s 25 highest-paid players in 2022: Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin set the bar

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he has averaged more than one point per game, scoring over 100 points thrice.

Lightning, G, Andrei Vasilevskiy, T17

Pay: $9.5 million annually

Vasilevskiy, another star of the Lightning, inked an eight-year, $76 million agreement in 2019, shortly after winning the Vezina. Since a handful of seasons ago, he has been the finest goalkeeper in the NHL, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP during the Lightning’s 2021 Cup victory.

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Adam Fox, D, Rangers, T17

Pay: $9.5 million annually

Fox, another up-and-coming star defenseman, signed a seven-year, $66.5 million extension in November of last year. His new contract will begin in the fall. He was the league’s top defenseman in 2021, winning the Norris Trophy. Fox has already scored 163 points in 203 games, 74 of which have come this season.

T17. Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, LW

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Pay: $9.5 million annually

The Great 8 has long been among the finest goal scorers in the league, and he is surely compensated as such. Ovechkin’s enormous 13-year contract with the Capitals expired last summer, so the team offered him a five-year, $47.5 million agreement to keep him in the nation’s capital. The season after that, he hit 90 points for the first time since 2009–10 and scored 50 goals for the eighth time in his career.

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