Why is the NHL so good at controlling players’ salaries?

When you’re trying to figure out how to pay players and coach, it’s useful to know the exact percentage that each league’s players and coaches are paid.

But how much is the league actually paying their employees?

That’s not easy to determine, since a lot of money is unaccounted for, and a lot can go unaccounted.

So we created an interactive chart to provide that answer.

Using data from the CBA and the NHLPA’s contract negotiations, we’ve pieced together the league’s reported pay, adjusted for inflation.

Here’s how it breaks down.

The numbers for every player, coach, and general manager are the same.

Here are the top 10 salaries in each league: NHL Players $4,927,564,923.86 NHL Assistant coaches $2,863,958,907.46 NHL General managers $1,769,566,857.56 NHL Assistant coaching assistants $1:5,813,926.96 NHL Assistant referees $1.823,074,827.96