NHL: MacKinnon becomes the highest paid player

NHL: MacKinnon becomes highest paid player

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Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon signed an eight-year contract extension, worth an average annual value of $12.6 million, on Tuesday.

Disclosed by Sportsnet network journalist Elliotte Friedman, the total amount of $100.8 million will make the 27-year-old the highest-earning hockey player in the National League. This season, his salary will count for $ 6.3 million on the mass of the defending champions of the Stanley Cup. MacKinnon could have benefited from his full autonomy next summer.

Also, in the first two years of the new pact, he will receive a base salary of $775,000 and a signing bonus of $15.725 million , according to the CapFriendly website. In 2025-2026, this will be $15.25 million. For the entire contract, MacKinnon will get $85.34 million in bonuses.

During the last season, the Nova Scotian amassed 32 goals and 56 assists for 88 points in 65 parts. He added 24 points, including 13 goals, in 20 playoff games. Recipient of the Calder Trophy in 2013-2014, he amassed 648 points, including 242 goals, in 638 career games.