PWHL goaltender Anne-Renée Desbiens in a Hockey Canada uniform
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Shocking salary unveiled for top goaltender in the PWHL

Published April 1, 2024 at 12:36

The Premier Women's Hockey League (PWHL) is making waves in its inaugural season, with notable matchups like Montreal PWHL versus Toronto drawing crowds of up to 19,000 fans at Scotiabank Arena. As the league gains traction, discussions surrounding player compensation have surfaced.

The topic recently took center stage on the Stanley25 Podcast, where analysts debated the earnings of female hockey players in the PWHL.

«In your opinion, how much does a starting goaltender in the PWHL make?

[His colleague, Maxime Truman, answered that he believed the figure was around $50,000 to $60,000 per year]

It's a bit more! It's below Cole Caufield's salary for an advertisement ($100,000), but it's a bit more than that.» - Jean Trudel

Colleague Maxime Truman estimated it around $50,000 to $60,000 annually. However, Jean Trudel chimed in, revealing it's actually higher, surpassing $100,000.

Sources suggest that top PWHL goalies could earn anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000 yearly. Players like Montreal's Anee-Renee Desbien could command similar salaries.

While these figures pale in comparison to NHL player salaries in the millions, they mark a significant improvement for female hockey players. Previously, many PWHL athletes juggled league commitments with second jobs to make ends meet.

Despite the disparity, this income represents a life-changing opportunity for PWHL players. With the league's continued growth and expansion efforts, the future looks promising.

PWHL boasts some high-profile supporters, including NHL star Carey Price, as seen in the image below.

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