Stanley Cup Playoffs: 3 players that have earned a big payday

Torey Krug, Boston Bruins (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Careers are made in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and these 3 players have come up big for their teams.

A clutch performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has earned many NHL players huge contracts. All eyes are on the players in the postseason. Players who step up tend to get paid the big bucks.

While this offseason is like no other and money will be tight, these three players have done everything they could in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to get their big paycheck

3. Torey Krug

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Torey Krug has prepared for his big payday for a while. Throughout his years with the Boston Bruins, he has cemented himself as one of the premier offensive defensemen in the NHL. His 335 points since the 2013-14 season is seventh-most in the league and has lead all Bruins’ defensemen in points since the 2015-16 season.

In this year’s playoffs, he had 6 assists in 13 games and averaged 22:51 minutes of ice-time, second only to Charlie McAvoy. He quarterbacked the Bruins’ lethal powerplay that had a 22.2% success rate and contributed 4 assists.

At 29 years old, Krug is ready to cash in. He’s taken discounts throughout his career and has proven himself time and time again. Krug embodies the modern-day defenseman with his mobility on the ice and ability to join in offensively. He has quarterbacked the Bruins’ dominant powerplay for years and will have an immediate impact on any team he signs with.

If you look at all at the teams that went far in the playoffs, they all had offensively gifted defensemen that acted as an engine for their team’s offense. John Klingberg, Miro Heiskanen, Shea Theodore, and Victor Hedman were all instrumental to their teams. A player like Krug will be highly sought after this fall.