Profit-making contract | Nathan MacKinnon, the highest paid in the NHL — 98.5 Montreal

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon became the highest paid player in the NHL on Tuesday morning when he signed his brand new contract.

In fact, the star player will play one last season under the terms of his old contract, paying him $6.3M for this year.

But as of next year, he will begin to pocket an average of $12.6 million per year, according to the terms of his new contract.

The eight-year pact is worth $100.8M! It’s the biggest deal since the NHL capped contracts at eight years.

In fact, by 2024, McKinnon will pocket $100,000 more per year than Connor McDavid of the Oilers, who earns an average of $12.5 million.

In fact, MacKinnon will receive $15.7M next year, then his salary will decrease annually to finally amount to $8.9M during his last season in 2030-31.

MacKinnon helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup last June. In 638 lifetime games, he has a total of 242 goals and 406 assists, for a total of 648 points.

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