The Highest Paid Hockey Players Of 2022

Who are the highest paid hockey players in 2022? The hockey players who make the most money are typically the best players in the game. To get to the level of earning millions of dollars, athletes must train relentlessly, compete at the highest level to win games, and generally possess freakish athletic ability. NHL stars who earn the most money are true international superstars who live impossibly luxurious lives on and off the ice. Who is the highest paid hockey player in the world right now? Who are the richest NHL stars?

The highest paid NHL players Connor McDavid and Erik Karlsson earn the most money in the NHL, putting them among the highest paid athletes of all time. The New York Rangers' left winger Artemi Panarin is not far behind on the highest paid NHL player list, as are two of the highest paid NHL goaltenders Carey Price and Sergei Bobrovsky.

Check out all the highest paid NHL players below, and come back when new NHL stars sign fat contracts to see how their salaries stack up!


  • Connor McDavid
    Photo: Edmonton Oilers / Instagram

    2022 Salary: $15,000,000

    Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Considered to be the best player in the world by many colleagues and members of the news media, he was called the "most highly evolved hockey player of all-time" by The Sports Network in December 2017. Having been selected first overall by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy twice as the leading scorer in the league, the Hart Memorial Trophy, given to the player judged most valuable to his team, in 2017, and the Ted Lindsay Award twice as the best player voted by other NHL players.
    • Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Canada
    • Team: Edmonton Oilers
    • Position: Center
  • Erik Karlsson
    Photo: San Jose Sharks

    2022 Salary: $14,500,000

    Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson (born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Karlsson was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, by the Ottawa Senators at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Karlsson is a two-time winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman, winning the award in 2012 and 2015.
    • Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden
    • Team: San Jose Sharks
    • Position: Defenseman
  • Artemi Panarin
    Photo: Michael Miller / CC-BY-SA 4.0

    2022 Salary: $13,000,000

    Artemi Sergeyevich Panarin (born 30 October 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed the "Breadman", he has previously played for Vityaz Chekov, Ak Bars Kazan, SKA Saint Petersburg, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Columbus Blue Jackets.
    • Birthplace: Korkino, Russia
    • Team: New York Rangers
    • Position: Left wing
  • Tyler Seguin
    Photo: Dallas Stars / Instagram
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    Tyler Seguin

    2022 Salary: $13,000,000

    Tyler Paul Seguin (born January 31, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, currently an alternate captain for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Seguin was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in his rookie season. He finished the 2011–12 season in Boston with a plus-minus of +34, the second highest in the NHL. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Seguin played for EHC Biel of the Swiss National League A (NLA) and finished the season with 25 goals, the most on the team. In 2013, Seguin played in his second Stanley Cup Finals in three seasons, ultimately losing the series to the Chicago ...more
    • Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
    • Team: Dallas Stars
    • Position: Centerman
  • Carey Price
    Photo: Dinur / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    2022 Salary: $13,000,000

    Carey Price (born August 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is considered to be one of the best goaltenders in the world by many colleagues, fans, The Hockey News, and EA Sports; and one of the greatest goalies in the history of the Montreal Canadiens by several members of the news media. Beginning his junior career with the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League in 2002, Price was drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft following his second season with the Tri-City Americans. Following a further two seasons with the Americans, where he won both ...more
    • Birthplace: Anahim Lake, British Columbia, Canada
    • Team: Montreal Canadiens
    • Position: Goaltender
  • Sergei Bobrovsky
    Photo: Florida Panthers

    2022 Salary: $12,000,000

    Sergei Andreyevich "Bob" Bobrovsky (born 20 September 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets, with whom he became recognized as one of the NHL's top goaltenders. Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top regular season goaltender for the 2012–13 season after posting a 21–11–6 record and a .932 save percentage and again for the 2016–17 season, where he posted a 41–17–5 record and a .931 save percentage.
    • Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, Russia
    • Team: Florida Panthers
    • Position: Goaltender