$8.5 million Average salary:
$8.25 million Endorsements:
Staal inked a seven year, $57.75 million contract with the Hurricanes before the 2008-09 season. He has an equipment endorsement deal with Bauer that covers Staal and his brothers Marc (Rangers) and Jordan (Hurricanes). (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) More From Forbes
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