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.
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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):
|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|