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:
|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|
|Jacob De La Rose||Forward||$900,000||$850,000|