It was announced on Monday (7/29/19) that the Tampa Bay Lightning resigned veteran goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to a new 8-year contract.
But how much did the Lightning pay? According to SportingNews, Vasilevskiy will receive $76 million dollars over the course of the 8-year deal. So, in doing the math… “Big Cat” will be making an average of $9.8 million dollars per year. Wow!
I say, Congratulations! But in going through my day-to-day routine, I am hearing grumblings from die-hard Lightning fans around town. “The Lightning paid too much”, “Nobody’s worth $10 million a year”,… and more comments like that.
So, I did some digging. According to Spotrac, NHL salary rankings show that a premier goalie in the league is worth… about $10 million dollars.
Goalie Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens earns about $10.5 million dollars per year, and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes about $10 million dollars per year playing for the Florida Panthers… right down the street in Miami.
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