MacKinnon signs billion dollar contract

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Now the 27-year-old has signed for eight new years, a contract that makes him the best-paid player in all of NHL ice hockey.

According to the American media, MacKinnon receives the equivalent of roughly 135 million kroner per season to stay in Colorado, a total of over a billion in the account.

MacKinnon has been an important cog for the Colorado that took home the Stanley Cup this spring. In 65 regular season games, there were 88 points for the Canadian and in the playoffs another 25.