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Thursday, May 30, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid NHL Goaltenders

  • The highest-paid goaltender ranks as the thirteenth top earner among all NHL players
  • No goaltender earns above $10.5 million annually.
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Despite their undisputed value on the ice, NHL goaltenders earn a limited piece of the economic pie. The highest-paid goaltender is the 13th highest-paid player overall in the NHL.

The Canadiens’ Carey Price is the highest-paid goaltender earning $10.5 million annually. Price signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension in 2017 and is set to be a free agent again in 2026.

The Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky and Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy hold the second and third positions making $10 million and $9.5 million, respectively.

Fourth on the list is the Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck at $8.5 million. In 2023, Hellebuyck signed a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension to remain in Winnipeg. Rounding out the top five is Islanders stopper Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin makes $8.25 million annually after signing an eight-year, $66 million contract extension.

The Highest-Paid Goaltenders

Here is the full list of the 25 highest-paid goaltenders by average salary. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 24, 2024
  • Will be updated again: July 1, 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Carey PriceMontreal Canadiens$10.5 million
2Sergei BobrovskyFlorida Panthers$10 million
3Andrei VasilevskiyTampa Bay Lightning$9.5 million
4Connor HellebuyckWinnipeg Jets$8.5 million
5Ilya SorokinNew York Islanders$8.25 million
6John GibsonAnaheim Ducks$6.4 million
T-7Jordan BinningtonSt. Louis Blues$6 million
T-7Jacob MarkstromCalgary Flames$6 million
9Phillip GrubauerSeattle Kraken$5.9 million
10Igor ShesterkinNew York Rangers$5.67 million
11Elvis MerzlikinsColumbus Blue Jackets$5.4 million
12Tristan JarryPittsburgh Penguins$5.38 million
13Darcy KuemperWashington Capitals$5.25 million
T-14Robin LehnerVegas Golden Knights$5 million
T-14Jack CampbellEdmonton Oilers$5 million
T-14Juuse SarosNashville Predators$5 million
T-14Thatcher DemkoVancouver Canucks$5 million
T-14Linus UllmarkBoston Bruins$5 million
19Adin HillVegas Golden Knights$4.9 million
20Ville HussoDetroit Red Wings$4.75 million
21Petr MrazekChicago Blackhawks$4.25 million
T-22Jake OettingerDallas Stars$4 million
T-22Joonas KorpisaloOttawa Senators$4 million
24Jake AllenNew Jersey Devils$3.85 million
25Filip GustavssonMinnesota Wild$3.75 million
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