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Luguentz Dort: the most profitable contract for a Quebec athlete

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By signing a five-year deal that is expected to earn him $ 87.5 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder, basketball player Luguentz Dort temporarily becomes the Quebecer who landed the most lucrative deal for an athlete playing in the North American major leagues. the NHL, Major League Baseball, NFL and NBA.

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Luguentz Dort ($ 87.5 million)


At just 23, Luguentz Dort has already won the NBA jackpot. The Thunder player, originally from Montreal North, was honored earlier this week for his interesting career start. Last season, in his third season, he set a career record with an average of 17.2 points per game. With $ 87.5 million for five years, Dort will earn an annual salary of $ 17.5 million.

Vincent Lecavalier ($ 85 million)


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Hockey player Vincent Lecavalier signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning in July 2008 for an 11-year contract worth $ 85 million. However, the agreement was taken over by the Florida organization during the summer of 2013. At a time when the duration of the contracts could exceed eight seasons, goalkeeper Roberto Luongo had received 64 million dollars for 12 years. , in September 2009, courtesy of the Vancouver Canucks.

Russell Martin ($ 82 million)


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Former receiver Russell Martin joined the Toronto Blue Jays in November 2014 when CEO Alex Anthopoulos offered him a five-year deal for $ 82 million. Martin ultimately played four seasons with the Jays, from 2015 to 2018, before completing his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers while Toronto was still paying most of his salary.

Thomas Chabot ($ 64 million)


Among the active players in the National Hockey League, Ottawa Senators defender Thomas Chabot leads with an eight-year contract worth $ 64 million. This contract extension was signed in September 2019. Kristopher Letang, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Patrice Bergeron have also already signed deals worth $ 55 million or more. The next to go to the bank will probably be Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers forward.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif ($ 41.25 million)


In the NFL, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed a $ 41.25 million five-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs in February 2017. Since then, however, the deal has been restructured. The one who is both a footballer and a doctor also skipped the 2020 season in the NFL to give a boost to the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last season he appeared in eight games with the New York Jets.

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