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Crosby’s contract breaks down as follows…

Jul 1, 2012, 3:59 PM EST

Sidney Crosby AP

Courtesy Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, here’s how Sidney Crosby’s 12-year, $104.4 million contract (cap hit $8.7 million) will be paid out in salary by the Pittsburgh Penguins:

2013-14: $12 million
2014-15: $12 million
2015-16: $12 million
2016-17: $10.9 million
2017-18: $10.9 million
2018-19: $10 million
2019-20: $9 million
2020-21: $9.6 million
2021-22: $9 million
2022-23: $3 million
2023-24: $3 million
2024-25: $3 million

Crosby will be 37 years old and a very rich man upon expiration of the deal.

Unless he blows everything on jewelry.

  1. capesouth - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Ya, but after taxes…not that much money…

    • biasedhomer - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      I’m pretty sure after taxes, thats still more money than I’ll ever see in 90 life times.

    • sheepsleepdeep - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Pittsburgh has one of the lowest income taxes in the NHL. In fact, only teams in Alberta, and U.S. teams south of the Mason-Dixon line have lower taxes for sports stars. Lightening, Panthers, Stars, Preds, Blues, Coyotes, Oilers and Flames are barely below Pittsburgh in that regard. And even in a best-tax-case scenario playing for the Panthers at the same contract, he’d only keep an extra $109,000 a year.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      But is he really happy,, he has to still play the Flyers ?

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

      I gave ya a thumbs up Cape, I think far too many missed the sarcasm on that one

      • capesouth - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM

        Ha…I know it. Relax people..it’s a friggin joke.

  2. jtm12180 - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Cape, since you have so much $, I still owe about $165,000 on my mortgage, and $20,000 on my car….let me know when to expect the check

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

      Like this guy lol

  3. gmsalpha - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I just can’t get over the 87. Birthday, birth year, jersey number, old salary, new cap hit….I’m guessing he’ll live until that age too. Superstitious much?

  4. kingjoe1 - Jul 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    If he has to pay taxes in the US, he’ll blow most of it on Obamacare.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

      Never been to Canada….eh?

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