Highest NHL Salaries since 1989-90

For each season since 1989-90, name the five highest paid players.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_player_salaries_in_the_NHL
For the 1994-95 and 2012-13 lockout shortened seasons, full contract amounts are used.
2004-05 lockout season is omitted, as no players received salaries
Money received through buyouts does not count for this quiz
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First submittedNovember 19, 2014
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Year
Rank
Salary (USD)
Team
Player
1989-90
1
$2 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
2
$1.72 million
LAK
Wayne Gretzky
3
$0.86 million
EDM
Mark Messier
4
$0.7 million
DET
Steve Yzerman
5
$0.575 million
NYI
Bryan Trottier
1990-91
1
$3 million
LAK
Wayne Gretzky
2
$2.18 million
PID
Mario Lemieux
3
$1.3 million
DET
Steve Yzerman
4
$1.194 million
BOS
Ray Bourque
5
$1.116 million
STL
Brett Hull
1991-92
1
$3 million
LAK
Wayne Gretzky
2
$2.34 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
3
$1.5 million
STL
Brett Hull
4
$1.4 million
DET
Steve Yzerman
BUF
Pat LaFontaine
1992-93
1
$3.5 million
PHI
Eric Lindros
2
$3 million
LAK
Wayne Gretzky
3
$2.408 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
4
$2.385 million
NYR
Mark Messier
5
$1.775 million
BUF
Pat LaFontaine
1993-94
1
$3.35 million
PHI
Eric Lindros
2
$3.2 million
DET
Steve Yzerman
3
$3 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
LAK
Mario Lemieux
5
$2.6593 million
MTL
Patrick Roy
1994-95
1
$6.54 million
LAK
Wayne Gretzky
2
$6.29 million
NYR
Mark Messier
3
$5.8 million
NJD
Scott Stevens
4
$4.5 million
VAN
Pavel Bure
5
$4.07 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
1995-96
1
$6.54 million
LAK/STL
Wayne Gretzky
2
$6.29 million
NYR
Mark Messier
3
$6 million
WPG
Keith Tkachuk
4
$4.5714 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
5
$4.5 million
VAN
Pavel Bure
1996-97
1
$11.35 million
PIT
Mario Lemieux
2
$6 million
NYR
Mark Messier
3
$5 million
VAN
Pavel Bure
4
$4.6 million
BUF
Pat LaFontaine
5
$4.567 million
COL
Patrick Roy
1997-98
1
$16.45 million
COL
Joe Sakic
2
$10.15 million
PHI
Chris Gratton
3
$6.25 million
NYR
Wayne Gretzky
4
$6 million
NYR
Mark Messier
5
$5.5 million
VAN
Pavel Bure
1998-99
1
$14.5 million
DET
Sergei Fedorov
2
$8.25 million
ANA
Paul Kariya
3
$8 million
PHI
Eric Lindros
BUF
Dominik Hasek
5
$6.347 million
TOR
Mats Sundin
1999-00
1
$11.7 million
PIT
Jaromir Jagr
2
$11 million
ANA
Paul Kariya
3
$9 million
COL
Peter Forsberg
4
$8.5 million
NYR
Theoren Fleury
PHi
Eric Lindros
2000-01
1
$10 million
COL
Peter Forsberg
ANA
Paul Kariya
3
$9.84 million
PIT
Jaromir Jagr
4
$9 million
FLA
Pavel Bure
5
$7.3 million
STL
Keith Tkachuk
2001-02
1
$11 million
WAS
Jaromir Jagr
2
$10 million
FLA/NYR
Pavel Bure
ANA
Paul Kariya
4
$9.83 million
COL
Joe Sakic
5
$9.5 million
SJS
Teemu Selanne
STL
Chris Pronger
2002-03
1
$11.48 million
WAS
Jaromir Jagr
2
$11 million
STL
Keith Tkachuk
3
$10.5 million
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom
4
$10 million
NYR
Pavel Bure
$10 million
ANA
Paul Kariya
2003-04
1
$11 million
COL
Peter Forsberg
WAS
Jaromir Jagr
3
$10 million
ANA
Sergei Fedorov
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom
STL
Keith Tkachuk
2005-06
1
$8.36 million
NYR
Jaromir Jagr
2
$7.6 million
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom
STL
Keith Tkachuk
NYI
Alexei Yashin
5
$7 million
CGY
Jarome Iginla
2006-07
1
$8.36 million
NYR
Jaromir Jagr
2
$7.8 million
TBL
Brad Richards
3
$7.6 million
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom
TOR
Mats Sundin
NYI
Alexei Yashin
2007-08
1
$10 million
PHI
Daniel Briere
NYR
Scott Gomez
BUF
Thomas Vanek
4
$8.36 million
NYR
Jaromir Jagr
5
$8 million
PHI
Kimmo Timonen
2008-09
1
$10 million
OTT
Dany Heatley
2
$9 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
WAS
Alex Ovechkin
4
$8.6 million
VAN
Mats Sundin
5
$8.5 million
CGY
Miikka Kiprusoff
2009-10
1
$10 million
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier
2
$9 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
PIT
Evgeni Malkin
WAS
Alex Ovechkin
5
$8.05 million
NYR
Chris Drury
2010-11
1
$10 million
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier
VAN
Roberto Luongo
3
$9 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
PIT
Evgeni Malkin
WAS
Alex Ovechkin
2011-12
1
$12 million
NYR
Brad Richards
2
$10 million
PHI
Ilya Bryzgalov
BUF
Christian Ehrhoff
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier
5
$9 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
2012-13
1
$14 million
NSH
Shea Weber
2
$12 million
BUF
Tyler Myers
MIN
Zach Parise
NYR
Brad Richards
MIN
Ryan Suter
2013-14
1
$14 million
NSH
Shea Weber
2
$12 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
MIN
Zach Parise
MIN
Ryan Suter
5
$9.25 million
CAR
Eric Staal
2014-15
1
$14 million
NSH
Shea Weber
2
$12 million
PIT
Sidney Crosby
3
$11 million
NYR
Henrik Lundqvist
MIN
Zach Parise
MIN
Ryan Suter
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Level 49
Feb 24, 2015
Great quiz! I found one mistake, where you spelt Kiprusoff's first name as "Mikka" when it should be "Miikka". Sincerely, long time flames fan
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Level 42
Feb 26, 2015
Oops, corrected now. Thanks!
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2019
In 1993-94, you have Lemieux in both 3rd place spots. The LAK player should be Wayne Gretzky.