Martin St-Louis will earn around $ 3 million per season (according to Kevin Weekes)


We don’t always know how much coaches earn in the NHL per year. Not everyone wants to say it (Martin St-Louis just refused to say it during his last press conference) and it’s not always public.

But clearly, the top coaches in the NHL make a lot of money. It will be remembered that the Flyers offered Barry Trotz seven million dollars a season to take the helm of the Flyers.

Recall that Trotz will earn five million dollars this season to stay at home and that this summer he turned down several positions, including that of manager of the Winnipeg Jets.

This price increase is attributable in particular to Mike Babcock, who had signed a $ 7 million-a-year contract to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs on time.

But if we go down a bit, how much are the other coaches doing?

Kevin Weekes answered several questions we had about some guys’ salaries. Martin St-Louis will reportedly earn approximately $ 3 million per season under the terms of his three-year contract.

What we notice is that veterans don’t necessarily make a lot more money than him. John Tortorella, who won the Stanley Cup in 2004 (with St. Louis as a player), will earn about $ 4 million a year in Philadelphia, the club that was offering Trots $ 7 million a year. Same figure for Peter DeBoer, who is in his fifth place in the NHL.

Bruce Cassidy costs about $ 4.5 million a season in Las Vegas after being very successful in Boston.

Martin St-Louis will then earn $ 9 million over three years, much more than Dominique Ducharme’s $ 5.1 million ($ 1.7 million a year) on his contract signed last summer – and for which he is still paid. Now that Claude Julien’s contract has expired, Geoff Molson will pay $ 4.7 million a year for two years for his coaches and $ 3 million in 2024-2025.

Why so much money for St-Louis? It should be mentioned that of trainer in Montreal, it’s another level and guys sometimes get paid more. Claude Julien, for example, earned five million dollars a year.

It should also be mentioned that St-Louis, who made a strong impression in the city, is a member of the Hall of Fame.

If we compare his contract with that of his former assistant Luke Richardson, he will make a lot more money per year as Luke is around $ 1.5 million per season. That said, his contract is for four years, compared to the Canadian driver’s three years.

Richardson has far more experience than St-Louis behind a bench, which shows that CH has also paid Martin St-Louis’s name to keep him as a manager. Richardson had even sat down as an interim manager during the 2021 playoffs when Dominique Ducharme had COVID-19 during the series against Vegas.

If Luke Richardson spoke French, would he have been appointed interim coach of the CH in February 2021 or February 2022? And if so, would his salary have been roughly $ 1.5 million per season? More or less than $ 1.7 million a year?

Lot of

– As expected, Alain Nasreddine will not be an assistant in Montreal. He is going to Dallas.

– A week after the draft, the Sharks are about to appoint their new GM.

– There are many people at the avalanche parade.

– Recruitment in Ottawa.

– Here because.


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