NHL Salaries: 2012-13 Top 20 Salaries for a Defenseman

NHL Salaries: 2012-13 Top 20 Salaries for a Defenseman

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USATSI_8388903_154224518_lowresBelow is a list of the 2012-13 top 20 salaries for NHL defensemen. Shea Weber and Ryan Suter signed monster deals this offseason, and to no surprise, would have made the most money for a defenseman this year.

All 20 players on this list would have made $5.5 million or more. The lowest salary cap hit would have been $4 million, with the highest being Weber’s $7.857 million.

Only the Blackhawk and Sharks have more than one defenseman in the top 20.

RK Player
Team
2012-13 Salary
2012-13 Cap Number
2013-14 Salary
1 Shea Weber
NAS
$14,000,000
$7,857,000
$14,000,000
2 Ryan Suter
MIN
$12,000,000
$7,538,000
$12,000,000
3 Tyler Myers
BUF
$12,000,000
$5,500,000
$6,000,000
4 Duncan Keith
CHI
$8,000,000
$5,551,000
$7,660,000
5 Christian Ehrhoff
BUF
$8,000,000
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
6 Chris Pronger
PHI
$7,200,000
$4,921,000
$7,000,000
7 Brian Campbell
FLA
$7,140,000
$7,140,000
$7,140,000
8 James Wisniewski
CLB
$7,000,000
$5,500,000
$6,000,000
9 Brent Seabrook
CHI
$7,000,000
$5,800,000
$5,000,000
10 Dan Boyle
SJS
$6,667,000
$6,667,000
$6,667,000
11 Jay Bouwmeester
CGY
$6,600,000
$6,680,000
$6,600,000
12 Drew Doughty
LAK
$6,500,000
$7,000,000
$6,700,000
13 Dion Phaneuf
TOR
$6,500,000
$6,500,000
$5,500,000
14 Zdeno Chara
BOS
$6,000,000
$6,917,000
$8,000,000
15 Mike Green
WAS
$6,000,000
$6,083,000
$6,000,000
16 Brent Burns
SJS
$5,760,000
$5,760,000
$5,760,000
17 Andrei Markov
MTL
$5,750,000
$5,750,000
$5,750,000
18 Jason Garrison
VAN
$5,500,000
$4,600,000
$6,500,000
19 Ryan Whitney
EDM
$5,500,000
$4,000,000
UFA
20 Sergei Gonchar
OTT
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
UFA