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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be paid $3.75 million for the 2015-16 season, according to the league’s executive vice president and general manager.
The deal was announced Wednesday.
The total value of the contract is $1,826,333, according a statement from the NHL.
It is a record for a Penguins player, surpassing $1 million he received for playing for the New Jersey Devils in 2012-13, which was the last year Crosby played.
It also ranks as the third-highest salary for a player who has appeared in more than 1,000 NHL games.
The agreement also comes as the Penguins begin to rebuild after an 82-game winning streak ended after their third straight playoff loss in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Crosby’s $3,250,000 cap hit was not disclosed.
In his announcement, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman praised Crosby for his leadership and his contribution to the Penguins.
Bettman said Crosby and his wife, Rona, will receive $1 and $1 for each of their daughters, Emma and Lauren.
Emma will get $750,000 for the upcoming season, while Lauren will receive another $150,000.
Battier said the Crosby family will also receive $200,000 annually for the next five years.
The Penguins are looking to add more firepower in the back end of the roster, which is lacking in offensive depth and depth of depth.
They have one NHL draft pick remaining in the upcoming draft.