Who Is the Richest NHL Player?

We all know that NHL players are some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. But just how much money do they make? Who is the richest NHL player?

We did some research and found out that the answer may surprise you. The richest NHL player is actually not who you might think.

Read on to find out who the richest NHL player is and how much money they make. You might be surprised at who is at the top of the list!


In 2018, the NHL salary cap is $79.5 million. The term “cap hit” is the amount of money that counts toward the salary cap for a given player. A player’s “average annual value” (AAV) is his annual salary divided by the number of years of his contract. For example, a player signed to a five-year, $10 million contract has an AAV of $2 million.

The following are the richest NHL players in terms of AAV:

1. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks – $13.8 million
2. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks – $13.8 million
3. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings – $13 million
4. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens – $10.5 million
5 = Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins – $9.5 million
5 = John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs – $9.5 million
7 = Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks – $7 million
7 = Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres – 7$ million

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby is an Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has played his entire professional career with the Penguins, winning three Stanley Cups (2009, 2016, and 2017) as well as serving as captain of Team Canada in two Olympic Winter Games, winning gold medals in 2010 and 2014. In his NHL career, Crosby has been awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP twice (2007 and 2014) and the Art Ross Trophy as leading scorer once (2014). He is also a member of the ‘Triple Gold Club’, having won a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal, and a World Championship gold medal.

Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin is the richest NHL player, with an estimated net worth of $60 million. The Russian-born forward has been playing in the NHL since 2005 and is currently a member of the Washington Capitals. He has won numerous awards and honors, including three Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player and six Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophies as the league’s leading goal-scorer.

Jonathan Toews

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is the richest NHL player, with a net worth of $81.5 million. The Canadian center has earned over $100 million in salary and prize money during his professional career thus far. Toews has also endorsement deals with companies like Adidas, CCM, and Upper Deck. He has won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in 2010 and 2014.

Patrick Kane

As of 2020, Patrick Kane is the richest NHL player with an estimated net worth of $55 million. Kane is an American professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has won numerous awards and accolades, including the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2008, and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player in 2016. In addition to his on-ice success, Kane has also amassed a considerable fortune thanks to numerous endorsement deals.


As of September 2020, the richest NHL player is none other than Jaromir Jagr. The second richest NHL player is Patrick Kane.

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