The Toronto Maple Leafs are more well set up to win the Stanley Cup in 2017-18 than in many (MANY) years.
With a stockpile of young players making a name for themselves last year, leading to a surprise appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s no surprise that a lot of people in Leafs nation are hopeful that their team can take the next step.
With that said, it’s always fun to look at how much our heroes are making.
NHL players are rewarded handsomely, of course, and the Leafs are no exception. Though it is interesting to see who makes the most.
Newcomer Patrick Marleau is Toronto’s highest paid player, and will make $8.5 million this season. That shouldn’t be confused with the average annual value of his contract ($6.25 million), which is used for salary cap purposes.
The team’s best player, Auston Matthews, earns just $925,000 because he’s on an entry-level contract. He’ll earn more money through bonuses though.
Not included on this list is Joffrey Lupul, who will make $3.75 million this year to not play hockey.
Here’s the full list:
|Marleau, Patrick||Forward||$8.5 million|
|Andersen, Frederik||Goaltender||$5 million|
|Kadri, Nazem||Forward||$5 million|
|Rielly, Morgan||Defenceman||$5 million|
|Van Riemsdyk, James||Forward||$5 million|
|Zaitsev, Nikita||Defenceman||$4.5 million|
|Gardiner, Jake||Defenceman||$4.05 million|
|Bozak, Tyler||Forward||$4 million|
|Hainsey, Ron||Defenceman||$3.6 million|
|Komarov, Leo||Forward||$2.95 million|
|Martin, Matt||Forward||$2.5 million|
|Brown, Connor||Forward||$2.1 million|
|Fehr, Eric||Forward||$2 million|
|Hyman, Zach||Forward||$2 million|
|Marincin, Martin||Defenceman||$1.3 million|
|Moore, Dominic||Forward||$1 million|
|Borgman, Andreas||Defenceman||$0.925 million|
|Marner, Mitchell||Forward||$0.925 million|
|Matthews, Auston||Forward||$0.925 million|
|Carrick, Connor||Defenceman||$0.85 million|
|McElhinney, Curtis||Goaltender||$0.85 million|
|Nylander, William||Forward||$0.833 million|
|Leivo, Josh||Forward||$0.65 million|