The world of professional sports is a world where athletes are made into rich men beyond the wildest dreams of the average person.
The NHL is no exception to this rule, and many fans and media members enjoy focusing on the players that don’t deserve their large salaries. However, while the term underpaid athletes may seem like an oxymoron, there are some NHL players that should be earning more money in comparison to their peers.
In some cases, these players are young stars who have already made a name for themselves at the NHL level, but are still on their entry-level contracts. In other instances, there are players who have just recently had breakout seasons and haven’t had the chance to sign a more lucrative contract. There are also players who would rather take less money to play for a specific team.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the most underpaid player on each NHL team.
NOTE: All the salary cap figures and dollar amounts for player contracts have come from capgeek.com and the amount of money a player earns is judged by his current salary cap hit.