Here's how much money every Montreal Canadiens player is making this season

Oct 5 2017, 12:19 pm

The Montreal Canadiens will be in Buffalo on Thursday to kick off their 2017-18 season, looking to capture another Atlantic Division title.

Beyond that, the Habs will be gunning to make the playoffs for the fifth time in six years, having made a number of changes to their roster this past offseason.

NHL players face the grind of an 82-game season, and a majority see even more action in the playoffs. They are compensated well though (some better than others) and it’s always interesting to see who makes the most money on each team.

For the Canadiens, that would be defenceman Shea Weber. The 32-year-old rearguard will rake in a whopping $12 million next season, despite his cap hit being less than $8 million, due to the structure of the contract.

Carey Price comes in second on the list, but he’ll most certainly be at the top next season. He’ll make $7 million this season, but more than double that next year thanks to the eight-year extension he signed in July.

Meanwhile, new acquisition Jonathan Drouin is now the club’s highest paid forward, making $6.5 million this year.

The Canadiens spend an average of $3.15 million per player, spending slightly more for defencemen than forwards.

Here’s the full list of salaries:

Name Position Salary
Shea Weber Defenceman $12 million
Carey Price Goaltender $7 million
Jonathan Drouin Forward $6.5 million
Jeff Petry Defenceman $6 million
Karl Alzner Defenceman $6 million
Tomas Plekanec Forward $5 million
Max Paccioretty Forward $5 million
Andrew Shaw Forward $5 million
Alex Galchenyuk Forward $4.9 million
Brendan Gallagher Forward $2.75 million
Brandon Davidson Defenceman $1.55 million
Torrey Mitchell Forward $1.3 million
Paul Byron Forward $1.2 million
Jordie Benn Defenceman $1.1 million
Ales Hemsky Forward $1 million
Al Montoya Goalie $1 million
Phillip Danault Forward $0.95 million
Artturi Lehkonen Forward $0.925 million
Victor Mete Defenceman $0.743 million
Jacob De La Rose Forward $0.725 million
Mark Streit Defenceman $0.7 million
Charles Hudon Forward $0.65 million
Joe Morrow Defenceman $0.65 million
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