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Who is the highest paid NHL player for the 2022-23 season? If you guessed Connor McDavid, you are wrong! It is Tyler Seguin.

NHL free agent frenzy has wound down and the only big free agent left to sign is Nazem Kadri. It is time to look at who is the highest-paid NHL hockey player for the 2022-23 season.

Any guesses if you have not looked at the image above in the hero banner section?

Tyler Seguin takes top spot with a salary owed of $13,000,000. Does this mean he has the worst contract for the 2022-23 NHL season? Or is it Erik Karlsson at a $12,000,000 salary.

Here is our top 5 worst NHL contracts for the 2022-23 season

  1. Tyler Seguin $13,000,000
  2. Erik Karlsson $12,000,000
  3. Jeff Skinner $10,000,000
  4. Sergei Bobrovsky $12,000,000
  5. Oliver Ekman-Larsson $10,500,000

Honorable mentions to Seth Jones with a hefty salary of $10,000,000 to be paid out this coming season and Darnell Nurse with an overpaid salary of $12,000,000 (ok maybe Nurse should be in the top 5, but who is pushed out?).

View the table below for the top 20 highest paid NHL player for the 2022-23 season. Stats were compiled from our friends over at Cap Friendly.

With Nathan Mackinnon’s new contract he will likely take the top spot in next years highest paid NHL player list, and in the 2024-25 season will Auston Matthews new contract be bigger than the one Mackinnon signed?

Top 20 highest-paid NHL hockey player for the 2022-23 season

 1. Tyler SeguinDAL30C, RW$9,850,000 $13,000,000
2. Artemi PanarinNYR30LW$11,642,857 $12,500,000
3. Sergei BobrovskyFLA33G$10,000,000 $12,000,000
4. Erik KarlssonSJS32RD$11,500,000 $12,000,000
5. Connor McDavidEDM25C$12,500,000 $12,000,000
6. Aleksander BarkovFLA26C$10,000,000 $12,000,000
7. Darnell NurseEDM27LD$9,250,000 $12,000,000
8. Andrei VasilevskiyTBL27G$9,500,000 $11,000,000
9. Drew DoughtyLAK32RD$11,000,000 $11,000,000
10. Adam FoxNYR24RD$9,500,000 $11,000,000
11. Oliver Ekman-LarssonVAN30LD$8,250,000 $10,500,000
12. Jack EichelVGK25C$10,000,000 $10,000,000
13. Filip ForsbergNSH27LW$8,500,000 $10,000,000
14. Kirill KaprizovMIN25LW, RW$9,000,000 $10,000,000
15. Mathew BarzalNYI25C$7,000,000 $10,000,000
16. Zachary WerenskiCBJ24LD$9,583,333 $10,000,000
17. Alex OvechkinWSH36LW$9,500,000 $10,000,000
18. Jeff SkinnerBUF30LW, RW$9,000,000 $10,000,000
19. Nick SuzukiMTL22C$7,875,000 $10,000,000
20. Seth JonesCHI27RD$9,500,000 $10,000,000


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