This is how much money the top 6 players on the Boston Bruins are making.
As the Boston Bruins celebrate a century of historic ice hockey, it’s only fitting to shine a light on six current players who not only command the highest salaries but have also solidified their places as franchise icons. From jaw-dropping saves to game-changing goals, these athletes exemplify why they are worth every penny to the city of Boston.
How Hockey Salaries Differ From Other Pro Sports
NHL hockey salaries tend to be more conservative than other professional sports leagues. The reason is because the NHL restricts teams from spending above a specified threshold on player salaries. The salary cap for each NHL team is $83.5mil.
While the NFL also operates under a salary cap system, its cap is generally higher, allowing for bigger contracts. Secondly, MLB, with no salary cap, sees massive contracts for its marquee players. A lot of that is due to the lucrative TV contracts and endorsements. The NBA, meanwhile, has fewer players on each team roster compared to the NHL, which means more salary to go around for its stars.
Additionally, global endorsements and larger TV deals in the NBA and MLB contribute to higher player salaries relative to the NHL. Don’t let that mislead you though. Hockey players are still making a LOT of money. It’s just that they’re not making as much as the other professional sports leagues.
Boston Clearly Invests In Their Bruins Team
As the Boston Bruins mark 100 years of excellence, the contributions of these six top earners are evident in every game, every play, and every moment on the ice. The city of Boston doesn’t just pay these athletes; they invest in them. And it shows! The Bruins have won the Stanley Cup six times (1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, and 2011). Here’s to another century of iconic players and unforgettable moments!