I give you the top ten highest-paid players who play at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Topping the list is Alexander Ovechkin ...
Club: Washington Capitals
Salary: $ 16, 8 million
Ovechkin made his debut for the national team in 17 years as a pupil of HC "Dynamo" (Moscow). So he became the youngest player of team Russia in its history. Captain Washington Capitals in 2008, signed with the club record in the history of the NHL contract - 13 years and $ 124 million. In the year on the ice, he earns $ 9, 5 million, about $ 7 million he brings advertising contracts with Nike, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Bauer and Kraft Canada.
The owner of a large number of sports NHL awards and titles, including four-time member of the All-Star Match (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011), three-time top scorer of the regular season (Maurice Richard Trophy), a three-time most valuable player (Hart Memorial Trophy).
Club: Pittsburgh Penguins
Salary: $ 16, 5 million
Under contract with the club for the 2013-2014 season Crosby will receive $ 12 million. Despite a series of injuries in recent years, the captain of "Penguins" and the Canadian team at the Olympic Games is the most profitable hockey player for advertisers. On contracts with Reebok, Bell, Gatorade and Tim Hortons he earned over the past year another $ 4, 5 million. In 2007, Crosby signed a contract with Reebok to develop his own line of clothing SC87. Under this brand made clothes, shoes and hockey equipment. Stanley Cup 2009, Olympic champion in 2010.
Club: Nashville Predators
Salary: $ 14, 1 million
At Shea Weber has 14 years of contact with the "Predator" in which he will work for this time $ 110 million. In the 2013-2014 season, the contract will captain the club $ 14 million, another $ 100,000 it receives from advertising contracts. Olympic champion Vancouver.
Country: United States
Team: Minnesota Wild
Salary: $ 12, 8 million
Zach Parise salary at the club is $ 12 million per year, another $ 800,000 was brought to him advertising contracts with brands Ralph Lauren, Chobani and Got chocolate milk. Ice hockey was chosen captain of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Member of an all-star match in 2009. Zack's father played for Team Canada against the Soviet Union in the Summit Series hockey in 1972.
Country: United States
Club: Minnesota Wild
Salary: $ 12, 1 million
Suter joined the Minnesota Wild as a free agent before the season 2012-2103 years, signed a 13-year contract for $ 98 million. In the year of ice hockey player earns $ 12 million, an additional $ 125,000 in the past year, he brought a promotional contract with Gillette. Manufacturer razors mobilized the whole family in the Olympic Suter advertising. Ryan and his Uncle Gary - silver medalist, and his father Bob became the Olympic champion in the US team in hockey in 1980. Member of National Hockey League All-Star Game 2012, in Vancouver was an alternate captain of the US team.
Club: SKA (St. Petersburg)
Revenue: $ 11 million
Former captain of Russia (now - Pavel Datsyuk) was the first Russian hockey player selected by the first number in the NHL Entry Draft (2001 Club Atlanta Thrashers). In 2010, he signed a 15-year contract for $ 100 million with the New Jersey Devils. But in July 2013 the athlete decided to finish his career in the NHL, broke the contract and returned to Russia, where he became a player in the St. Petersburg SKA. Kovalchuk played in three All-Star Game NHL, winner of the prize Maurice Richard Trophy (top scorer of the regular season NHL). Hero of the World Cup finals in 2008 Canada - Russia, scored the decisive goal in overtime, and Russia won after a 15-year hiatus.
Club: Pittsburgh Penguins
Income: $ 9,000,000
The NHL Evgeni Malkin was in 2006, escaped with charges of HC "Metallurg" (Magnitogorsk) in Finland. Malkin began playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, which unsuccessfully sued "Metallurg". In June 2013 Malkin extended his contract with "Penguin" for another eight years, during which earned $ 76 million. Malkin - title holder Calder Trophy (best rookie season), Art Ross Trophy (top scorer of the regular season), Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable player playoffs), Ted Lindsay Award (best player in the opinion of the players).
In late 2013 he signed a promotional contract with Head & Shoulders and became the ambassador of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Malkin cooperation with Head & Shoulders will continue after the Olympics.
Club: Boston Bruins
Income: $ 8, 5 million
Hara - the tallest player in the NHL and the most titled athlete Olympic team Slovakia: it was he had been entrusted to carry the country's flag at the opening ceremony of the Games in Sochi. On the ice, Boston Bruins captain earns $ 8 million a year (he operates a seven-year contract for $ 45 million). An additional $ 500,000 per year bring Slovaks advertising contracts. With Hara Boston Bruins in 2011 won the first 29 years the Stanley Cup. Hara speaks seven languages - Slovak, Czech, Swedish, Russian, German, Polish, English, and is now studying more and Italian. He participated six times in the NHL All-Star Game in 2009, received the James Norris Trophy (best defender prize).
Club in the NHL: New York Rangers
Income: $ 8,000,000
Salary "Neshera" - $ 7, 8 million per year. Promotional contract with his longtime marketing partner Under Armour athlete brings an additional $ 150,000 per year. Nash played five times in the NHL All-Star Game in 2009, he was awarded the Association of NHL players for participating in charity events.
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, United States
Income: $ 7, 5 million
Sponsored earnings better hitter hockey tournament Olympics in Vancouver has increased dramatically after a 2010-year Toews won the Stanley Cup and won the prize Conn Smythe Trophy (most valuable player of the NHL playoffs in the 2009/10 season). Under contract with the Blackhawks, he gets $ 6, 3 million per year, another $ 1, 2 million he earned in the advertising contract with Bauer Hockey, Canadian Tire, Chevrolet and Lemonhead. Toews won the Stanley Cup twice (2010 and 2013) and twice participated in the NHL All-Star Game (2009 and 2011).