Top 10 highest paid NHL defenseman of all-time
Which NHL players are the top 10 highest paid NHL defenseman of all-time? Is it Erik Karlsson, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty, Chris Pronger?

With Top 10 lists coming out of all-time highest paid athletes, we decided to look at the top 10 highest paid NHL players of all-time and now were are breaking down the career earnings even more.

Below you will find the top 10 highest paid NHL defenseman of all-time. The most surprising in the list would be Chris Pronger sitting in the #2 position. He started his career before the NHL salary cap was introduced. Back in the late 90’s early 2000’s, elite players were earning up to $11 million/year.

The figures below just represent their career earnings and not money they made from endorsements or investments. That information could not be sourced.

Remember the rankings below will change as players continue to earn more money throughout their careers.

Top 10 Highest paid NHL defenseman of all-time

PlayerPositionEstimated Earnings
Shea WeberRD$128,641,149
Chris ProngerD$111,379,268
Ryan SuterLD$110,674,478
Zdeno CharaLD$99,538,695
Erik KarlssonRD$99,086,587
Drew DoughtyRD$99,021,770
Dion PhaneufLD$84,827,546
Duncan KeithLD$73,704,878
Jay BouwmeesterLD$73,454,044
Oliver Ekman-LarssonLD$71,386,677


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