Friday , January 22 2021

Starback Erik Karlsson Receives Giant Contract at NHL

Sweden's perhaps higher profile of ice hockey raises the payroll in the best league in the world.

NHL club San Jose Sharks gives Sweden's Erik Karlsson an eight-year contract worth NOK 100 million a year.

Among other things, reports the renowned Canadian sports channel TSN.

Karlsson's previous deal with Sharks would have expired on July 1, and then he could have signed for any other club.

The Swede has done his business very well in California after the transition from Ottawa Senators, where he was captain for four seasons and entered the previous contract.

The previous agreement was concluded in 2012 and gave a Karlsson salary of around NOK 57 million per year.

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The sharks had to go a long way to secure a new signature for the 29-year-old.

The San Jose Club confirms on its website that Hungry Hill has signed for eight new years with the team that led to the semifinals of this year's NHL playoffs.

According to TSN, Karlsson will earn $ 11.5 million per year, which equates to more than 100 million Norwegian kronor after today's exchange rate.

In other words, the contract has a supposed total value of over NOK 800 million for the Swede. Karlsson is 37 years old when he leaves the contract with Sharks.

New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist (37) is Sweden's highest paid player in the NHL. The giant goalkeeper of Åre earns just over NOK 74 million per year in the Rangers deal for two seasons.

(© NTB)

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