The Top Ten Highest Paid NHL Players Heading Into The 2023-24 Season

Nathan MacKinnon #29, Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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7. Drew Doughty $11 million

Drew Doughty is the first player on the list to have actually won the Stanley Cup. Doughty, the Los Angeles Kings number one defenseman for the past decade, signed a massive 8 year, $88 million contract on July 1, 2018. The deal carried an $11 million cap hit and made Doughty one of the highest paid defenseman at the time.

In 81 games this past season Doughty scored nine goals and registered 52 points, still some really strong numbers from the 33 year old defenseman.

6. David Pastrnak $11.25 million

Like Jonathan Huberdeau, David Pastrnak is just now cracking the top ten list this upcoming season. Pastrnak signed a massive 8 year, $90 million contract with the Bruins on March 2, 2023, during the midst of the Bruins best regular season in NHL history.

Pastrnak starts the eight year contract this year carrying a cap hit of $11.25 million, he also will have a no movement clause. This past season Pastrnak put up 113 points including 61 goals.