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The NHL's Biggest Contracts

Shea Weber
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Shea Weber

2012: 14 years, $110 million ($7.86m per)

After the All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy finalist, a restricted free agent, signed a whopping offer sheet with Philadelphia, Nashville had no choice but to match it after losing defenseman Ryan Suter to Minnesota. Weber's deal is heavily front-loaded with an immediate $13 million signing bonus followed by a $1 million salary for 2012-13. Another $13 million bonus is due in July 2013 and Weber will receive $80 million of the contract's total during its first six seasons. Though Weber did not get a no-trade clause, it's likely the Predators locked up their captain for the rest of his career with the second largest contract in the history of the NHL. To see where it stands in the spectrum of mega-deals, here's a look at other notable blockbusters.

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