Highest Average Annual Salaries Handed Out In NHL Free Agency

Since free agency began on July 1, here are the highest average annual salaries that have been handed out to players thus far.

 

1.  Joe Thornton – C (re-signed with the Sharks for 1 year/$8 million)

Average annual salary: $8 million

 

2. Evgeny Kuznetsov – C (re-signed with the Capitals for 8 years/$62.4 million)

Average annual salary: $7.8 million

 

3. Kevin Shattenkirk – D (signed with the Rangers for 4 years/$26.6 million)

Average annual salary: $6.65 million

 

T4. Alexander Radulov – RW (signed with the Stars for 5 years/$31.25 million)

Average annual salary: $6.25 million

 

T4. Patrick Marleau – C (signed with the Maple Leafs for 3 years/$18.75 million)

Average annual salary: $6.25 million

 

6. Justin Schultz – D (re-signed with Penguins for 3 years/$16.5 million)

Average annual salary: $5.5 million

 

7. Ondrej Palat – LW (re-signed for 5 years/$26.5 million)

Average annual salary: $5.3 million

 

8. Tyler Johnson – C (re-signed for 7 years/$35 million)

Average annual salary: $5 million

 

9. Martin Handel – C (signed with Stars for 3 years/$14.25 million)

Average annual salary: $4.75 million

 

10. Karl Alzner – D (signed with Canadiens for 5 years/$23.125 million)

Average annual salary: $4.625 million

Kenny Kluska

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