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Why Guys Are Getting Paid Big

Your Weekly $ Pioneer


This guy is straight up getting paid

This guy is straight up getting paid

Since this week has a great NHL feel to it, I decided to stick with an NHL player for the $ Pioneer. Based on my last post, you’d think that there weren’t any guys in the NHL who were getting paid substantially. But don’t worry, I found a guy.


Behold, Alexander Ovechkin. He’s a forward for the Washington Capitals, and he’s the highest-paid player in the league right now. His salary is colossal.

Last season, the young goal scoring machine was resigned to the Capitals for 13 years and $124 million, by far the largest contract in the history of the NHL. He’s also the first player in league history to go over $100 million in a contract.

It’s not that he doesn’t deserve a healthy portion of this contract. Here’s a look at his career stats.

No matter the pay, we salute you Alex Ovechkin. You’re this week’s $ Pioneer.


December 9, 2008 - Posted by | Weekly $ Pioneers

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