1. Mike Smith, Phoenix — On the books for one more year at $2 million. Bargain bucks for top-five goaltending.
2. David Desharnais, Montreal — Rare to see top-line centers earning $850,000 per year.
3. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia — One of the top three centers in the game alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Bringing home a mere $3.75 million annually.