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Top 10 NHL Career Earners of All Time

Today we will take a look at the top 10 career earners of all time in the NHL, and I must say, boy oh boy, what a list it is. Filled with current and future Hall of Famer’s, this top 10 list of legend

Today we will take a look at the top 10 career earners of all time in the NHL, and I must say, boy oh boy, what a list it is. Filled with current and future Hall of Famer’s, this top 10 list of legendary players also includes a total of 17 Stanley Cup wins, and an endless record of awards. In order to crack a spot on this list you’ve got to be good, and stay good for a long while. Consistency is what has led these great players to being the highest earners of all time.

Some notable omissions to this list may shock you because of the timing of their contracts. Legends such as Wayne Gretzky didn’t make the top 10, nor the top 20, as unbelievable as it sounds. Only one goaltender made the top 10 list, and it isn't Patrick Roy. Roy is ranked as the fourth highest career earner in goal, with total earnings of close to $57 million, just behind Roberto Luongo and Nikolai Khabibulin. As remarkable as this sounds, Roy's number falls more than $20 million short of the top 10 list. Other surprising players that didn’t crack the list consist of Mario Lemieux, Pavel Bure, Mark Messier, Peter Forsberg and many others as well.

Now, let’s focus on who made this illustrious list of great players, starting with number 10, Sergei Fedorov.

10 Sergei Fedorov - Career Earnings: $81.162 million

9 Keith Tkachuk - Career Earnings: $81.2 million

8 Martin Brodeur - Career Earnings: $81.966 million

7 Rob Blake - Career Earnings: $84.824 million

6 Vincent Lecavalier - Career Earnings: $87.311 million

5 Paul Kariya - Career Earnings: $89.372 million

4 Joe Sakic - Career Earnings: $96.379 million

3 Nicklas Lidstrom - Career Earnings: $100.64 million

2 Chris Pronger - Career Earnings: $108.8 million

1 Jaromir Jagr - Career Earnings: $117.803 million

Whenever I get the opportunity to watch Jagr play I laugh and stare in amazement. The guy is 41 years old, and it is still nearly impossible for his rivals to take the puck away from him. His consistency and conditioning throughout his career have been remarkable to watch. The man is just so durable. At 41, Jagr is still making tremendous money, earning $4 million a season in New Jersey. Rightfully so; Jagr tops the Devils thus far in almost every offensive category, leading the team in goals, assists, shots on goal and points. Being able to achieve these statistics at 41, it is no secret why this superstar is positioned at number 1 on this list. To go along with his current play, Jagr’s past is full of awards and milestones such as, 2 Stanley Cups, 5 Art Ross Trophies, 3 Lester B. Pearson Awards, an Olympic gold medal and a Hart Trophy in 1999. Jagr has also set NHL records for most game-winning goals, most points by a right winger and most goals, assists and points by a European player. Jagr may remain number one on this list for quite some time.

Top Career Earners 11-20: 11) Brad Richards 12) Mats Sundin 13) Teemu Selanne 14) Jarome Iginla 15) Mike Modano 16) Joe Thornton 17) Marian Hossa 18) Peter Forsberg 19) Zdeno Chara 20) Wade Redden

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