10. Marian Gaborik: $71,379,000
Still reasonably young at the age of 33, Marian Gaborik is another surprise entry on this list. Marian’s managed to cash-in, despite an injury riddled career. The Rangers made the former 3rd pick overall a very rich man, signing the Czech native to a 5 year, $37.5 million dollar deal. Gaborik didn’t disappoint in his first season as a Ranger, putting up a career high 86 points. Gaborik was later traded to the Blue Jackets and then finally found a permanent home in Los Angeles. Gaborik had a tremendous post season run with the team, leading the Kings to signing Gaborik to a 7-year contract extension worth $34.125 million ($4.875 million/year). Marian’s deal is set to expire when he turns 38, so this may be his final contract as an NHL player.