10 most expensive players in the Olympics
Forbes magazine published a ranking of the highest paid players in hockey team in the Olympics. Let us know the names of these millionaires on ice.
Club: Washington Capitals
Salary: $ 16, 8 million
Ovechkin made his debut for the national team in 17 years as a pupil of HC "Dynamo" (Moscow). So he became the youngest player of the Russian team in its history. Captain Washington Capitals in 2008, signed with the club a record in the history of the NHL contract -. 13 years and $ 124 million a year on the ice, he earns $ 9, 5 million, another $ 7 million he brings advertising contracts with Nike, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Bauer and Kraft Canada.
The owner of a large number of sporting awards and NHL titles, including four-time All-Star game participant (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011), a three-time top scorer of the regular season (Maurice Richard Trophy), a three-time most valuable player (Hart Memorial Trophy).
Club: Pittsburgh Penguins
Salary: $ 16, 5 million
Under the contract with the club for the 2013-2014 season, Crosby will receive $ 12 million. Despite a series of injuries in recent years, the captain of "penguins" and the Canadian team at the Olympics remains the most profitable hockey player for advertisers. On contracts with Reebok, Bell, Gatorade and Tim Hortons, he has earned over the past year is still $ 4, 5 million. In 2007, Crosby signed with Reebok to develop his own line of clothing SC87. Under this brand made clothes, shoes and hockey equipment. Stanley Cup 2009, the Olympic champion in 2010.
Club: Nashville Predators Salary: $ 14, 1 million
At Shea Weber has 14 years of contact with the "Predator" in which he will work for this time $ 110 million. In the 2013-2014 season, the contract will captain the club $ 14 million, another $ 100,000 he will receive from advertising contracts. Olympic champion Vancouver.
Team: Minnesota Wild
Salary: $ 12, 8 million
Salary Zach Parise at the club is $ 12 million per year, another $ 800,000 was brought to him advertising contracts with brands Ralph Lauren, Chobani and Got chocolate milk. The hockey player was chosen captain of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Member of All-Star game in 2009. Zach's father played for Team Canada against the Soviet Union in the Summit Series hockey in 1972.
Club: Minnesota Wild
Salary: $ 12, 1 million
Suter joined the Minnesota Wild as a free agent before the season 2012-2103 years, signed a 13-year contract for $ 98 million. In the year to ice hockey player earning $ 12 million, another $ 125 000 in the last year he brought a promotional contract with the Gillette. Manufacturer razors mobilized the whole family Suter in the Olympic advertisement. Ryan and his Uncle Gary - silver medalist, and his father Bob became an Olympic champion US team composed of ice hockey in 1980. Member of National Hockey League All-Star Game 2012, in Vancouver was an alternate captain of the US team.
Club: SKA (St. Petersburg)
Salary: $ 11 million
The former captain of the Russian national team (now - Pavel Datsyuk) was the first Russian hockey player selected by the first number in the NHL Entry Draft (2001: Atlanta Thrashers club). In 2010, he signed a 15-year contract for $ 100 million with the New Jersey Devils. But in July 2013 the athlete decided to finish his career in the NHL canceled the contract and returned to Russia, where he became a player in the St. Petersburg SKA. Kovalchuk played in three NHL All Star, winner of the prize of Maurice Richard Trophy (top scorer of the regular season NHL). finals of the World Cup hero in 2008 Canada - Russia, scored the decisive goal in overtime, and Russia became the winner after a 15-year hiatus.
Club: Pittsburgh Penguins
Salary: $ 9 million
The NHL Evgeni Malkin was in 2006, escaping charges from HC "Metallurg" (Magnitogorsk) in Finland. Malkin began playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, which unsuccessfully sued "Metallurg". In June 2013 Malkin extended his contract with "penguins" for another eight years in which to earn $ 76 million Malkin -. Titleholder Calder Trophy (best rookie season), Art Ross Trophy (top scorer of the regular season), Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable playoff player), Ted Lindsay Award (best player of hockey opinion).
At the end of 2013 he signed a promotional contract with Head & Shoulders, and became the ambassador of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Malkin cooperation with Head & Shoulders will continue after the Olympics.
Club: Boston Bruins
Salary: $ 8, 5 million
Hara - the tallest player in the NHL and the most titled athlete of the Olympic team of Slovakia: it was he was entrusted to carry the country's flag at the opening ceremony of the Games in Sochi. On the ice, the captain of Boston Bruins earns $ 8 million a year (he works a seven-year contract for $ 45 million). An additional $ 500,000 per year bring Slovaks advertising contracts. With the Boston Bruins Hara in 2011 won the first 29 years the Stanley Cup. Hara speaks seven languages - Slovak, Czech, Swedish, Russian, German, Polish, English, and is now studying also Italian. He participated six times in the NHL All Star, in 2009 received the James Norris Memorial Trophy (prize for the best defender).
Country: Canada Club in the NHL: New York Rangers
Salary: $ 8 million
Salary "Neshera" - $ 7, 8 million per year. Promotional contract with its long-standing marketing partner Under Armour athlete brings an additional $ 150,000 per year. Nash played five times in the NHL All Star, in 2009 he was awarded the NHL Players' Association for participation in charity events.
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, United States
Salary: $ 7, 5 million
Advertising income better hitter hockey tournament Vancouver Olympics have risen sharply after in Toews won the Stanley Cup and won the prize Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable player of the NHL playoffs in 2009/10) in 2010-m. Under the contract with the Blackhawks, he gets $ 6, 3 million per year, another $ 1, 2 million he earns a promotional contract with Bauer Hockey, Canadian Tire, Chevrolet and Lemonhead. Toews won the Stanley Cup twice (2010 and 2013) and twice participated in the NHL All Star (2009 and 2011).