With the incredible offer sheet that the Philadelphia Flyers extended to defenseman Shea Weber, which would have him receiving $110 million over the next 14 years, the payroll of individual NHL players is clearly on the rise.
Weber's contract is heavily front-loaded; it will have Weber making $14 million next season and will make him the highest paid player in the league for the 2012-13 season. The Predators have until July 25th to decide whether or not they will match the offer, but that debate is for another time.
Lets break down the 10 players that will be the biggest earners for the 2012-13 season. The source is CapGeek.com.
Remember, this list pertains only to the amount of money received for the upcoming season.