Thanks to his recently-signed mega extension, Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens goaltender, is now the highest-paid goalie in NHL history.
The deal is worth $84 million over eight years, with $70 million paid out in signing bonuses. This means that Carey Price will receive eight one-time payments every July 1 over the life of the contract, including $13-million checks when Canada Day arrives in 2018 and 2019. He’ll also earn another $2 million in salary over each of those first two seasons. Price’s new contract begins in 2018-19 and expires in the summer of 2026.
As of next season Carey Price will be earning twice what Henrik Lundqvist makes ($7.5 million) as the next highest paid goaltender. He will also be making more than the top three goalies of all time; Martin Brodeur ($73.1 million), Patrick Roy ($56.8 million) and Ed Belfour ($50 million).
Carey Price has taken home four major awards in his career, the William Jennings, the Ted Lindsay Award, the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender, and the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP. Last season he passed Ken Dryden for third all time in Canadiens’ franchise wins and now stands at 270 victories and could leapfrog both Roy (289) and Jacques Plante (314) as early as next season.