Here are the highest paid players on the Montreal Canadiens

Apr 6 2021, 8:57 am

You probably should have become an NHL hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens.

The average salary for a Habs player (according to Statista for the 2019-20 season) is USD $2.09 million.

The Canadiens currently have a projected cap hit of $81,399,606, spread out across 48 contracts (some of whom don’t play with Montreal anymore). That means the Habs have just over $100,000 of cap room to wiggle with for the remainder of the 2021 season.

So while that might not be enough to make a big trade or signing, they’d be able to sign you or me, no problem.

With the NHL trade deadline looming, here are the highest-paid players on the Montreal Canadiens.

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Salaries are posted in USD, and the data is courtesy of Sportrac, an online resource for team and player contracts spread out across the sports business community.

According to the database, the Montreal Canadiens pay $14,850,000 to their goalies — the highest in the NHL.

Salaries are posted in descending order from Sportrac’s Adjusted Cap Hit, the player’s overall adjusted salary cap figure, which excludes performance bonuses.

Carey Price, Shea Weber, and Josh Anderson top out the team’s list as the team’s highest-paid players.

Player Pos. Age Adj. Cap Hit Cap %
Carey Price G 33 $10,500,000 12.92
Shea Weber D 35 $7,857,143 9.67
Josh Anderson RW 26 $5,500,000 6.77
Jeff Petry D 32 $5,500,000 6.77
Jonathan Drouin LW 25 $5,500,000 6.77
Tomas Tatar LW 29 $4,800,000 5.91
Jake Allen G 30 $4,350,000 5.35
Tyler Toffoli RW 28 $4,250,000 5.23
Brendan Gallagher RW 28 $3,750,000 4.62
Joel Edmundson D 27 $3,500,000 4.31
Ben Chiarot D 29 $3,500,000 4.31
Phillip Danault C 27 $3,083,333 3.8
Joel Armia RW 28 $2,600,000 3.2
Artturi Lehkonen LW 25 $2,400,000 2.95
Paul Byron C 31 $2,325,000 2.85
Brett Kulak D 26 $1,850,000 2.28
Eric Staal C 35 $1,625,000 2
Jesperi Kotkaniemi C 20 $893,088 1.1
Nick Suzuki C 21 $841,059 1.04
Victor Mete D 22 $735,000 0.9
Corey Perry RW 35 $562,542 0.69

 

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