NHL

Highest-Paid Defensemen in the NHL

The Highest-Paid Defensemen in the National Hockey League

15. Kris Letang | Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Age: 33
  • Contract Value: $58,000,000
  • Average Salary: $7,250,000
  • College: Val-d’Or
  • 2020 Stats: 61 GP | 15 G | 29 A | 44 PTS

14. Aaron Ekblad | Florida Panthers

  • Age: 24
  • Contract Value: $60,000,000
  • Average Salary: $7,500,000
  • College: Barrie
  • 2020 Stats: 67 GP | 5 G | 36 A | 41 PTS

13. Alex Pietrangelo | Vegas Golden Knights

  • Age: 30
  • Contract Value: $61,600,000
  • Average Salary: $8,800,000
  • College: Niagara
  • 2020 Stats: 70 GP | 16 G | 36 A | 52 PTS

12. Victor Hedman | Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Age: 29
  • Contract Value: $63,000,000
  • Average Salary: $7,875,000
  • College: MODO
  • 2020 Stats: 66 GP | 11 G | 44 A | 55 PTS

11. John Carlson | Washington Capitals

  • Age: 30
  • Contract Value: $64,000,000
  • Average Salary: $8,000,000
  • College: London
  • 2020 Stats: 69 GP | 15 G | 60 A | 75 PTS

10. Brent Burns | San Jose Sharks

  • Age: 35
  • Contract Value: $64,000,000
  • Average Salary: $8,000,000
  • College: Brampton
  • 2020 Stats: 70 GP | 12 G | 33 A | 45 PTS

9. Thomas Chabot | Ottawa Senators

  • Age: 23
  • Contract Value: $64,000,000
  • Average Salary: $8,000,000
  • College: Saint John
  • 2020 Stats: 71 GP | 6 G | 33 A | 39 PTS

8. Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Arizona Coyotes

  • Age: 29
  • Contract Value: $66,000,000
  • Average Salary: $8,250,000
  • College: Leksand
  • 2020 Stats: 66 GP | 9 G | 21 A | 30 PTS

7. P.K. Subban | New Jersey Devils

  • Age: 31
  • Contract Value: $72,000,000
  • Average Salary: $9,000,000
  • College: Believue CC
  • 2020 Stats: 68 GP | 7 G | 11 A | 18 PTS

6. Duncan Keith | Chicago Blackhawks

  • Age: 37
  • Contract Value: $72,000,000
  • Average Salary: $5,538,462
  • College: Michigan State
  • 2020 Stats: 61 GP | 3 G | 24 A | 27 PTS

5. Roman Josi | Nashville Predators

  • Age: 30
  • Contract Value: $72,472,000
  • Average Salary: $9,059,000
  • College: Bern
  • 2020 Stats: 69 GP | 16 G | 49 A | 65 PTS

4. Drew Doughty | Los Angeles Kings

  • Age: 30
  • Contract Value: $88,000,000
  • Average Salary: $11,000,000
  • College: Guelph
  • 2020 Stats: 67 GP | 7 G | 28 A | 35 PTS

3. Erik Karlsson | San Jose Sharks

  • Age: 30
  • Contract Value: $92,000,000
  • Average Salary: $11,500,000
  • College: Frolunda
  • 2020 Stats: 56 GP | 6 G | 34 A | 40 PTS

2. Ryan Suter | Minnesota Wild

  • Age: 35
  • Contract Value: $98,000,000
  • Average Salary: $7,538,462
  • College: Wisconsin
  • 2020 Stats: 69 GP | 8 G | 40 A | 48 PTS

1. Shea Weber | Montreal Canadiens

  • Age: 35
  • Contract Value: $110,000,000
  • Average Salary: $7,857,143
  • College: Kelowna
  • 2020 Stats: 65 GP | 15 G | 21 A | 36 PTS

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