$8.3 million Average salary:
$7.5 million Endorsements:
Stamkos is a prolific goal scorer with 179 goals during his first four years in the NHL, including 60 last season. He is also one of the top endorsers and has deals with Nike, Bauer and Tissot watches. He was on the cover of EA Sports NHL 12 video game. (AP) More From Forbes
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