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Report: Lundqvist to make $11M in first year of new deal

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Two

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on against the Washington Capitals in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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
15-16: $10M
16-17: $9.5M
17-18: $9M
18-19: $7.5M
19-20: $7M
20-21: $5.5M

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.)

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