Here's how much money every Maple Leafs player will make this season

Oct 4 2018, 9:42 pm

It’s a great gig, if you can get it.

National Hockey League players are rewarded well for the job they do, and that includes players on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs are projected to spend more than $67 million on players in 2018-19. Though the team is a Stanley Cup favourite, their payroll actually qualifies as one of the lowest in the entire NHL.

For now, anyway.

Contract holdout William Nylander (not listed below) is expected to be paid handsomely whenever he eventually signs. Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner will also be paid significantly more than their listed contracts after performance bonuses kick in.

The coming seasons should see the Leafs bump up near the top of the league in terms of payroll, as Matthews and Marner are in the final year of their entry-level contracts, and will cash in.

The highest-paid player on the Maple Leafs this season is John Tavares, who will make more than anyone else in the entire NHL this season, at $15.9 million. The average annual value of his seven-year, $77 million contract is lower though, so his cap hit is only $11 million.

In total, 10 Leafs players will make over $2 million per season, with 13 under $1 million before bonuses. The “poorest” players on the team are Frederik Gauthier, Tyler Ennis, and Justin Holl – who will all make $650,000 each in the NHL this season.

That means that Tavares will make more than 24 times more than the lowest paid player on the team in 2018-19.

Name Position Cap hit Salary
John Tavares Forward $11 million $15.9 million
Patrick Marleau Forward $6.25 million $6 million
Morgan Rielly Defenceman $5 million $5 million
Frederik Andersen Goaltender $5 million $5 million
Nazem Kadri Forward $4.5 million $4.5 million
Nikita Zaitsev Defenceman $4.5 million $4.5 million
Jake Gardiner Defenceman $4.05 million $4.05 million
Ron Hainsey Defenceman $3 million $2.4 million
Connor Brown Forward $2.1 million $2.1 million
Zach Hyman Forward $2.25 million $2 million
Josh Leivo Forward $925,000 $925,000
Auston Matthews Forward $925,000 $925,000
Par Lindholm Forward $925,000 $925,000
Igor Ozhiganov Defenceman $925,000 $925,000
Mitch Marner Forward $894,167 $832,500
Kasperi Kapanen Forward $863,333 $832,500
Travis Dermott Defenceman $863,333 $832,500
Martin Marincin Defenceman $800,000 $800,000
Andreas Johnsson Forward $787,500 $787,500
Garret Sparks Goaltender $675,000 $700,000
Frederik Gauthier Forward $675,000 $650,000
Tyler Ennis Forward $650,000 $650,000
Justin Holl Defenceman $675,000 $650,000
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