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Nathan MacKinnon signed the new deal making him the NHL’s highest paid player in the middle of a round of golf

September 21, 2022

On Tuesday, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MaKinnon signed a new contract extension that will not only keep him in Denver for the better part of the next decade, but also make him the NHL’s highest-paid player when the deal kicks in at the start of the 2023-24 season. MacKinnon’s extension boasts an average annual salary of $12.6 million and reportedly included a $85,340,000 signing bonus, which is the long way of saying he got PAID. But the best part of MacKinnon’s new mega deal wasn’t the money or the job security. It was the fact that he signed it on the golf course right in the middle of the Avs’ charity golf tournament.

Now that’s our kind of guy. A true sicko. The dude just made over $85 million with the scribble of his pen and his first move was to go out and try to break 90 with the boys. Needless to say, we hope he was buying.

In addition to Moneybags MacKinnon, the Stanley Cup also joined the Avs for their golf outing, following the players hole-to-hole in the back of a cart as their summer with Lord Stanley’s chalice wound to a close …

Contract extension or no contract extension, that’s a pretty nice way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.