Hockey is a sport which is played between two teams. Players of the team keep moving the ball with the help of hockey stick and try to score by passing the ball in the opponent’s goal. There are different types of hockey namely: ice hockey, bandy and field hockey. There are thousands of hockey players that are available across the globe. Out of those thousands players, we are going to discuss about top 10 most hottest hockey players in 2018.
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10. Joe Pavelski
Joesph James Pavelski who is known as Joe Pavelski, a famous American ice hockey professional, born on 11th July, 1984. Joe Pavelski is captain for San Jose Sharks of NHL. In his first NHL game, he got success in getting a goal. In 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, Joe won a silver medal being a part of member of United States national men’s ice hockey team. Moreover, in 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, Joe served as a captain of the USA team. The net worth of Joe Pavelski is $24 million approximately. He started his career when he started playing for Stevens Point Area Senior High Panthers team.
9. Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian hockey player born in 29th April 1988 who is currently the captain of Chicago Blackhawks of NHL (National Hockey League). He won gold medals at 2005 World U-17 Hockey challenge, then in 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships, Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014. Jonathan was the youngest player who passed Peter Forsberg and joined Triple Gold Club. In 2013 and 2015, he won Stanley Cup. According to Forbes news, he is 14th highest paid player where his total income is $7.5 million where the average salary is approximately $6.3 million.
8. Carey Price
Carey Price a Canadian ice hockey professional was born on 16th August 1987 who plays for Montreal Canadians of NHL (National Hockey League). He started his career in 2002 with Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League. He won both Del Wilson Trophy and top goaltender in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and CHL Goaltender of the year. In 2015, he was the winner of Ted Lindsay, Vezina, Jennings as well as Hart trophies. He became the first goaltender in NHL who won all the four awards in the same season. Carey Price net worth is of $13 million. Earlier, in 2012, he signed six years deal with Montreal for $39 million.
7. Erik Karlsson
Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson is a Swedish ice hockey professional who was born on 31st May 1990. He serves as a captain of the Ottawa Senators of NHL (National Hockey League). In 2012 and 2015 Karlsson won James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman. The net worth of Erik Karlsson is approximately $16.5 million. In 2012, Karlsoon has signed a seven year’s contract with the Senators worth $45.5 million approximately.
6. Drew Doughty
Drew Doughty is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman professional who was born on 8th December 1989. He is currently played as the alternate captain for Los Angeles Kings of NHL (National Hockey League). He was selected second by Kings in 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Guelph Storm of OHL and was voted as league’s top offensive defenceman two times. When he was 18 years old kid, he started playing for All Rookie Team in 2008. In 2011-12 and 2013-14, he won Stanley Cup champion. Moreover, he was twice an Olympic gold medallist when he played with Canadian national team at Vancouver in 2010 as well as in 2014 Sochi. Apart from this, in 2009 World Championship he was a silver medallist; in 2008 he was gold medallist for World Junior Championship. The net worth of Drew Doughty is $18 million.
5. Braden Holtby
Braden Holtby is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender professional who is born on 16th September 1989 and currently he is playing for Washington Capitals of NHL (National Hockey League). In 2016, he received the Vezina trophy after posting record of 48-9-7 and saved 0.922 % during 2015-2016 NHL seasons. The net worth of Braden Holtby is $11 million where his salary is estimated as $6.1 million. Braden Holtby market value is approximately $20 million. His average salary is approximately $7 million.
4. Jamie Benn
Jamie Randolph Benn is a Canadian ice hockey forward professional who was born on 18th July 1989 and currently he is the captain of the Dallas Stars team of NHL (National Hockey League). Benn started his hockey career with the Kelowna Rockets of WHL (Western Hockey League). In 2009, he represented Canada at World Junior Championships and won the gold medal. In 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, he won the gold medal. Benn was awarded the Art Ross Trophy in 2014-15 season. Jamie Benn estimated net worth is approximately $15 million.
3. Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander Ovechkin is also famous as Alex who was born in 17th September 1985. He is a Russian professional who is playing ice hockey. Moreover, he is also designated as a captain of Washington Capitals of NHL (National Hockey League). According to Forbes news, he is the second highest paid player. His total income is $12 million where the average salary is approx. $9.5 million. When he was two years old, he started playing hockey. At 16, Alex started playing in the Russian Super league with the Dynamo Moscow team.
2. Sidney Crosby
Sidney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian ice hockey professional who was born on 7th August 1987 and serves as a captain of Pittsburgh Penguins team of NHL (National Hockey League). In the first NHL season, Crosby made the record of 102 points and became runner-up of Calder Memorial Trophy. In his second season, he made 120 points and succeeded in getting Art Ross Trophy. In his teenage, he won the title of major North American sports league. According to Forbes news, Sidney Crosby is the first highest paid NHL’s player. His total income is approximately $12.7 million where the average salary is approximately $8.7 million.
1. Patrick Kane
Patrick Timothy Kane is an American ice hockey professional who was born on 19th November 1988. Kane is a right winger player who plays for Chicago Blackhawks of NHL (National Hockey League). In 2010 and 2014, Kane represented United States in the Winter Olympics. In 2010, 2013 and 2015, Kane won Stanely Cups being the member of Blackhawks. Moreover, he also won Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the year 2013. Being most valuable player, Kane has won Hart Memorial Trophy and also won Art Ross Trophy as scoring champion in the NHL 2015-16 season. Patrick Kane is the highest paid NHL player where his income is approximately $14.8 million. Kane is the first US born player, who has win Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy.