There’s a lot of talk about “saving money” and “being a better player” when it comes to hockey.
But the term has a long and storied history.
For the past few decades, many of us have been hearing about the value of players who are good at their jobs.
In fact, the value can vary from year to year, depending on how good a player is at what they do.
In some cases, they may have been valued in the millions.
But there’s another side to that coin.
Many of these players were also extremely wealthy.
And even today, they’re still making a lot more than their counterparts who are not so lucky.
Let’s look at some of the most successful NHL players of all time.
Mario Lemieux Mario Lemiux is perhaps the greatest hockey player of all-time.
He played with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, and New Jersey Devils for the better part of 40 years.
He won two Stanley Cups, two Vezina Trophies, and six All-Star appearances.
But he also earned millions of dollars in royalties from his jersey.
Lemieuys earnings have been estimated to be around $2 billion.
In total, his earnings have made him about $8 billion.
His earnings have also been used as a source of funds for many charities and charitable organizations around the world.
Peter Forsberg Peter Forsbens money has been used to help countless kids, many from poor families, throughout the world, by giving them hockey equipment and training.
His NHLPA Foundation also funds various programs in his name.
He has also donated millions of hours to charities and sports leagues around the globe.
Peter Quenneville Peter Quenville was one of the great hockey minds of all the time.
He is credited with developing the game of hockey into a world-class sport, and he is a pioneer of analytics and analytics research.
He’s the co-founder of The Hockey Analytics Foundation, which has helped to establish the world’s leading hockey analytics organization, the Hockey Analytics Institute.
Mario Belinelli Mario Belino is another legendary player.
He spent a lifetime playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.
He became a Hall of Famer as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
He was also inducted in the Hockey Writers of America Hall of Honor in 2015.
He died in 2014.
Phil Esposito Phil Esso is another one of my favorites.
He made his NHL debut in 1986 as an undrafted free agent, and went on to win four Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning.
He earned millions from his hockey skills, which included winning two Hart trophies and the Vezra Trophy in 2004.
Esso also had a very successful hockey marketing career, which also included being the head of NHLPA.
Mark Messier Mark Messi is another legend of the game.
He joined the Toronto Marlies as an 18-year-old and played a big role in the expansion team’s success, and later became the franchise’s first general manager.
Messi has been an NHL Hall of Famer, a member the Hockey Operations Hall of Presidents, and has played in the Stanley Cup Finals as well as the World Championship.
Brian Leetch Brian Leech is another player who made a huge impact on the game with his work with the Minnesota Wild.
He helped build a successful franchise, and was inductee into the NHLPA Hall of Legends in 2015 as a player, coach, and executive.
Patrick Roy Patrick Roy is another Hall of Fetters player who helped create the game in Montreal, and also has a huge influence on the modern game.
In 1989, Roy was named the team’s first captain.
He also became the first player to be inducted to the Hockey Journalists Hall of Recognition, and the first goalie to be honored as an award-winning coach.
Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretkys influence on hockey began with his legendary goal celebration.
His celebration is considered one of sports history’s most famous plays.
Gretzki’s celebrations are considered among the most important in sports history, as he is widely considered the greatest goal celebration of all times.
Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby is a player who was part of the greatest dynasty in the history of the NHL.
He started his career with the New York Maple Leafs, where he scored 721 goals in his career.
He retired in 2005 and spent his final years in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room.
Crosby is currently the best-selling sports figure in history.
He sold nearly 8.7 million albums worldwide, and is the second-most-watched sports star on television.
He will likely always be a legend, and will continue to sell records and be a key part of sports and entertainment.