Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews might not be leading the league in scoring or pretty much anywhere on the stat sheets, but he leads the league in cashing in.
Toews will be the NHL's highest paid player for the second straight year after earning an estimated income of $16million. It's a pretty big feat for Toews considering Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had an eight year streak going before last year.
Forbes breaks down that Toews who currently makes a base salary of $13.8million has also earned $2.2million in endorsements. While Toews leads the league in overall income, Crosby and Capitals star Alex Ovechkin both earn more endorsement money than Toews.
While some fans could care less, and despite the fact that Toews has helped bring three Stanley Cups to Chicago, a very loud portion of the fan group don't believe Toews is worth the current money he's making. The Hawks captain has seven goals and 11 assists in 27 games so far this season, which puts him on pace for 54 points. He currently sits 93rd overall in the league for points.
Rounding out Forbes Top 10 are Crosby, Ovechkin, Anze Kopitar, Jamie Benn, PK Subban, Shea Weber, Steven Stamkos and Corey Perry.
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