Here's how much money every Canucks player will make in 2019-20

Oct 4 2019, 11:34 pm

There’s a new richest man on the Vancouver Canucks in 2019-20.

Alex Edler and Tyler Myers share that distinction this season, as both defencemen will earn $7 million USD to play hockey. Edler and Myers both signed new contracts this offseason, with each making more than their current $6 million cap hits in the first year of their deals.

Edler and Myers take over from Loui Eriksson, who is no longer the team’s highest-paid player. Also carrying a $6 million cap hit, Eriksson earned $8 million in the first two years of his deal, $7 million last season, but sees his compensation drop to $5 million in 2019-20.

The lowest-paid player on the team is Oscar Fantenberg, who at $850,000 will earn less than the bought out Ryan Spooner from the Canucks this year. Spooner will receive $1.03 million this year and next to not play for the team.

Fantenberg will also earn less than Sven Baertschi ($3.7 million) and Nikolay Goldobin ($900,000), but not Alex Biega ($700,000) – all three of whom are currently earning NHL pay cheques while playing for the AHL’s Utica Comets.

The Canucks have three players on entry-level contracts: Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, and Adam Gaudette. The CBA dictates that their salaries don’t exceed $925,000, plus performance bonuses.

Here’s the full payroll for the Canucks among players currently with the team, sorted by 2019-20 salary (in US dollars):

Name Position Cap hit Salary
Alex Edler Defence $6 million $7 million
Tyler Myers Defence $6 million $7 million
JT Miller Right wing $5.25 million $6 million
Bo Horvat Centre $5.5 million $5.775 million
Chris Tanev Defence $4.45 million $5.25 million
Loui Eriksson Left wing $6 million $5 million
Brandon Sutter Centre $4.375 million $4.5 million
Micheal Ferland Left wing $3.5 million $4.5 million
Brock Boeser Right wing $5.875 million $4 million
Jacob Markstrom Goaltender $3.667 million $4 million
Tanner Pearson Left wing $3.75 million $3.85 million
Antoine Roussel Left wing $3 million $3.8 million
Jay Beagle Centre $3 million $3.2 million
Jordie Benn Defence $2 million $2.4 million
Troy Stecher Defence $2.325 million $2.325 million
Tim Schaller Left wing $1.9 million $1.9 million
Josh Leivo Right wing $1.5 million $1.5 million
Jake Virtanen Right wing $1.25 million $1.5 million
Thatcher Demko Goaltender $1.05 million $900,000
Tyler Motte Left wing $975,000 $975,000
Elias Pettersson Centre $925,000 $925,000
Adam Gaudette Centre $916,667 $925,000
Quinn Hughes Defence $916,667 $925,000
Oscar Fantenberg Defence $850,000 $850,000

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