This is how much money every Montreal Canadiens player will make this season

Oct 9 2018, 5:43 pm

National Hockey League players are paid handsomely, and the Montreal Canadiens’ roster is no exception.

The team’s best and highest paid player is goaltender Carey Price, whose $15 million salary in 2018-19 ranks only behind Toronto’s John Tavares ($15.9 million) in the entire league. The former Hart Trophy winner will make more than double any of his Habs teammates this season.

Price, who carries just a $10.5 million cap hit, is beginning the first year of an eight-year, $84 million contract extension.

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Well below Price in terms of salary this season is new captain Shea Weber, whose pay ($6 million) is actually lower than his cap hit of $7.86 million.

While Price and Weber being at the top of the table makes sense, there are plenty of other players whose salary doesn’t match up with their production.

The team’s third-highest paid player, Karl Alzner, has already been a healthy scratch this season for instance. He will make $6 million this season.

Meanwhile, Montreal’s leading scorer from last year, Brendan Gallagher, is a bargain making just $3 million.

Here’s the full roster, including injured players, sorted by 2018-19 salary:

Name Position Cap hit Salary
Carey Price Goaltender $10.5 million $15 million
Shea Weber Defenceman $7.86 million $6 million
Karl Alzner Defenceman $4.63 million $6 million
Jonathan Drouin Forward $5.5 million $5.5 million
Jeff Petry Defenceman $5.5 million $5 million
Tomas Tatar Forward $4.8 million $4.98 million
Andrew Shaw Forward $3.9 million $4 million
Max Domi Forward $3.15 million $3.15 million
Brendan Gallagher Forward $3.75 million $3 million
Phillip Danault Forward $3.08 million $3 million
Tomas Plekanec Forward $2.25 million $2.25 million
David Schlemko Defenceman $2.1 million $1.85 million
Joel Armia Forward $1.85 million $1.85 million
Matthew Peca Forward $1.3 million $1.3 million
Jordie Benn Defenceman $1.1 million $1.1 million
Paul Byron Forward $1.17 million $1 million
Nicolas Deslauriers Forward $950,000 $950,000
Antti Niemi Goaltender $950,000 $950,000
Jesperi Kotkaniemi Forward $925,000 $925,000
Artturi Lehkonen Forward $839,166 $925,000
Jacob De La Rose Forward $900,000 $850,000
Noah Juulsen Defenceman $863,333 $832,500
Nikita Scherbak Forward $863,333 $832,500
Mike Reilly Defenceman $725,000 $775,000
Victor Mete Defenceman $748,333 $742,500
Xavier Ouellet Defenceman $700,000 $700,000
Charles Hudon Forward $650,000 $650,000