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Team Foligno makes more coin, but Team Toews has the Cups and gold medals

Alex Ovechkin desperately wanted to be picked last so he could win a car, but with an annual cap hit of $9.54 million, he should be all right. He also helped push Team Foligno to a payroll of more than $122 million, compared to "just" $106.3 million for Team Toews.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

COLUMBUS - We have no idea which team is going to win the All-Star Game Sunday afternoon, but we’re pretty sure which one is buying the drinks.

Boosted by the surprise late selection of Alex Ovechkin, Team Foligno broke the bank and shattered the NHL’s salary cap with a payroll of $122.91 million, more than $16 million more than Team Toews. The team also picked up $2.25 million in salary when it made a trade to acquire Phil Kessel for Tyler Seguin.

Where Team Toews is lacking at the pay window, however, it makes up for in team achievements. Led by the team captain, teammate Brent Seabrook and Patrik Elias, Team Toews has a total of 10 Stanley Cups, compared to nine for Team Foligno. And when it comes to Olympic gold medals, it’s not even close. Team Toews has 11 of them, while Team Foligno has just five.

Listed below are both teams and the salary cap for each player.


Jonathan Toews, Chicago - $6.5 million

Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim - $6.5 million

Rick Nash, N.Y. Rangers - $7.8 million

Tyler Seguin, Dallas - $5.75 million

Shea Weber, Nashville - $7.86 million

Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia - $4.25 million

Corey Crawford, Chicago - $6 million

John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders - $5.5 million

Roberto Luongo, Florida - $4.53 million

Brent Seabrook, Chicago - $5.8 million

Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis - $1.75 million

Patrice Bergeron, Boston - $6.5 million

Jaroslav Halak, N.Y. Islanders - $4.5 million

Aaron Ekblad, Florida - $3.78 million

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary - $1.85 million

Mike Hoffman, Ottawa - $750,000

Patrik Elias, New Jersey - $5.5 million

Ryan Suter, Minnesota - $7.54 million

Mark Giordano, Calgary - $4.02 million

Justin Faulk, Carolina - $4.83 million

Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay - $3.33 million

Filip Forsberg, Nashville - $1.46 million

TOTAL - $106.3 million


Nick Foligno, Columbus - $3 million

Patrick Kane, Chicago - $6.5 million

Drew Doughty, Los Angeles - $7 million

Ryan Johansen, Columbus - $4 million

Duncan Keith, Chicago - $5.55 million

Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles - $6.8 million

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay - $7.5 million

Phil Kessel, Toronto - $8 million

Carey Price, Montreal - $6.5 million

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia - $8.3 million

Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg - $5.2 million

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh - $5 million

Brian Elliott, St. Louis - $2.5 million

Brent Burns, San Jose - $5.76 million

Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis - $4.25 million

Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay - $3.19 million

Jiri Sekac, Montreal - $1.35 million

Bobby Ryan, Ottawa - $5.1 million

Radim Vrbata, Vancouver - $5 million

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona - $5.5 million

Zemgus Girgensons, Buffalo - $1.37 million

Alex Ovechkin, Washington - $9.54 million

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton - $6 million

TOTAL - $122.91 million


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