The Chicago Blackhawks are keeping their captain for a long time.
Former UND standout Jonathan Toews signed an eight-year, $84 million deal on Wednesday, the richest per-year deal in NHL history.
Toews and dynamic winger Patrick Kane signed identical deals, according to TSN.
The cap hits for Toews and Kane will be $10.5 million, which eclipses that of Alexander Ovechkin’s $9.5 million cap hit, previously the highest.
The six highest-paid UND players — Toews, Zach Parise, Travis Zajac, Matt Greene, T.J. Oshie and Drew Stafford — have all recently signed deals worth a combined $275 million and have inked career earnings worth about $387 million.