The average salary for an NHL player was $1.9 Million for the 2007-08 season. I would expect this number to be on the high side given that it is likely skewed by the a number of very highly paid players.
Technically, one can become a professional hockey player at no cost, if one plays on scholarship or at public high schools. Often, however, top hockey players would have had to pay for private hockey camps and top quality equipment, which can be quite expensive.
It does vary but I think the minimum is something like a 3 year $.500M, but a super star like Ovechkin is signed to a 13 year $124 million contract, but in yearly increments, like I think $6M a year.
The average NHL player makes $2.4 million annually. However, some players make as much as $14 million.
More then youll ever see in your life
1.2 Million dollars. This was back in 1999
As of 2013, the largest NHL contract (erroneously still called "ice hockey" by Americans) belongs to Alexander Ovechkin (Alexander the Great or the Great 8) which runs 13 years (until 2021) and is worth $124 million USD. Shea Weber, Sidney Crosby and Ilya Kovalchuk also have contracts worth $100 million (USD) or more.
Professional hockey players do not have salary caps, however the team they play for do. example, a player can make as much money as the team is willing to pay him, but the total salaries of all the teams players must be below a certain amount.
East Coast Hockey League players make considerably less than pro players. The East Coast Hockey League's average salary is $380 per week.
The average professional trumpet player salary is $66,500 yearly. Why are you asking?
The mean salary of professional baseball player is about $3.2 million per year. The current minimum salary in 2014 for a pro baseball player is $500,000.