Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Ever wonder how much money NHL commissioner Gary Bettman makes in a year? Chris Botta of the Sports Business Journal did some digging and attained this information via the NHL’s public tax filing for the 2011-2012 year: Bettman’s base salary for the 2011-12 season was $6,395,521. Payment defined as other compensation was $1,816,628. He also received $65,795 in deferred compensation and $28,800 in benefits. By comparison, the salary of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is close to $30 million, according to that league’s most recent tax return. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, whose salary is no longer publicly available through tax filings, is believed to make more than $20 million annually. NBA Commissioner David Stern’s salary has never been made public.” The NHL has set record total revenues for seven straight years, leading to Bettman’s salary increase. Bringing in over $8.3 million in the 2011-2012 year, his salary reached the highest in his tenure, and that number can only be expected to increase. Here’s how his salary stacks up against the rest of the NHL execs: So how does Commissioner Bettman’s salary compare to those of the top NHL Players? He’s in the top 10. Here are the top 15 2013-2014 salaries via CapGeek: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators $14 million Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins $12 million Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild $12 million Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild $12 million Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes $9.25 million Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals $9 million Brad Richards, New York Rangers $9 million Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner $8.3 million Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins $8 million Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning $8 million Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks $7.9 million Rick Nash, New York Rangers $7.8 million Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks $7.65 million Mike Richards, Los Angeles Kings $7.6 million Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings $7.5 million Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins $7.5 million  [SBJ] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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