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PWHL star goalie's salary leaked, leaving fans shocked

Published April 7, 2024 at 8:32 PM

During a recent episode of the Stanley25 podcast, the PWHL salary for a starting goalie was revealed, fans are quite surprised with the number.

The recent launch of the PWHL has been very successful, they haven't had any trouble at all selling tickets, despite the size of some of the arenas. The PWHL does not disclose the salary of their players, but during a recent episode of the Stanley25 podcast, the discussion of player salaries was brought up.

"In your opinion, how much does a starting goaltender in the PWHL make?

[His colleague, Maxime Truman, answered that he believed the figure was around $50,000 to $60,000 per year]

It's a bit more! It's below Cole Caufield's salary for an advertisement ($100,000), but it's a bit more than that." - Jean Trudel

This means that, according to Jean Trudel's information, a top starting PWHL goalie makes between $60,000 to $100,000 per year. If this information is accurate, it is very possible that the top PWHL goalie, Ann-Renée Desbiens, who has had an incredible season so far, with a 2.29 GAA and a 0.919 SV%, makes somewhere between 60 and 100 thousand dollars per year.

This salary is quite low compared to Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who makes a reported to have a 6.16 million dollar salary. Some fans believe that the pay gap between the two leagues is unacceptable, considering that star goalies such as Desbiens could make as little as 60 thousand dollars a year compared to Hellebuyck's 6.16 million dollar salary.

This figure is quite low compared to the multi-million dollar salaries of some NHL players, but it is a good step in the right direction. The PWHL is just starting out, and it already has some familiar fans, including Carey Price, who can be seen in an Instagram post supporting the PWHL.

Source - Habsfanatics: The surprising salary of a number one goalie in the PWHL is revealed
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PWHL star goalie's salary leaked, leaving fans shocked

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