Buzz: Expecting Henrik Lundqvist To Be The Highest Paid Goalie In The NHL

Henrik LundqvistOn the Bryan Hayes show on TSN, Pierre LeBrun said that when Henrik Lundqvist signs his new contract with the Rangers, whether it’s in the next few weeks or in the offseason, Lundqvist will not only be the highest paid goalie in the league, but probably be the highest paid goalie of all time.

He adds that Lundqvist is likely going to get north of $8 million and that if there was a draft of goalies, many GMs would take Lundqvist first overall.

Roberto Luongo is the highest paid goalie in terms of overall salary, with 12-years and $64 million.

  • Jonathon Quick is second on the list with 10-years and $58 million.
  • Tuuka Rask just signed an eight-year deal worth $56 million.
  • Pekka Rinne is in the middle of a seven-year deal worth $49 million.
  • Lundqvist’s current contract of six-years and $41.25 million is currently the fifth highest in the NHL.

He currently has the third highest cap hit in the league behind Rinne and Rask.

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