Henrik Lundqvist will get a big chunk of his seven-year, $59.5 million extension up front. The New York Rangers will pay him $11 million ($3 million base salary plus an $8 million signing bonus) in 2014-15, Renaud Lavoie of The Journal de Montreal reports.
Lavoie provides a year-by-year salary breakdown:
2014-15: $11 million
This contract carries an $8.5 million cap hit and will cover him until he’s 39 years old.
Just some added information in case you weren’t jealous of the 31-year-old goalie already …
(To be fair, the Rangers aren’t new to handing out seven-figure salaries; Brad Richards received $12 million in both 2011-12 and 2012-13.)