Luguentz There: the most lucrative contract for an athlete from Quebec

By signing a five-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder that should net him $87.5 million, basketball player Luguentz Dort temporarily becomes the Quebecer who landed the most lucrative deal for an athlete to compete in North America’s major leagues, namely the NHL, plays , Major League Baseball, NFL and NBA.

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Luguentz Dort ($87.5 million)


At just 23 years old, Luguentz has already hit the jackpot in the NBA. The Montreal North native Thunder player was rewarded earlier this week for an interesting start to his career. Last season, in his third season, he averaged a career-high 17.2 points per game. At $87.5 million for five years, Dort will earn an annual salary of $17.5 million.

Vincent Lecavalier ($85 million)


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Hockey player Vincent Lecavalier signed an 11-year, $85 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning in July 2008. However, the agreement was bought out by the Florida-based organization in the summer of 2013. At a time when contract lengths could exceed eight seasons, goaltender Roberto Luongo had been paid $64 million for 12 years in September 2009, courtesy of the Vancouver Canucks.

Russell Martin ($82 million)


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Former receiver Russell Martin joined the Toronto Blue Jays in November 2014 when general manager Alex Anthopoulos offered him a five-year, $82 million deal. Martin eventually played four seasons with the Jays, from 2015 to 2018, before retiring from the Los Angeles Dodgers while Toronto was still paying most of his salary.

Thomas Chabot ($64 million)


Leading the list of active players in the National Hockey League is Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot, with an eight-year, $64 million contract. This contract extension was signed in September 2019. Kristopher Letang, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Patrice Bergeron have also signed deals worth $55 million or more. Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau is likely to be next on the bench.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif ($41.25 million)


In the NFL, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed a five-year contract extension valued at $41.25 million with the Kansas City Chiefs in February 2017. Since then, however, this treaty has been restructured. The one who is both a football player and a doctor also skipped the 2020 season in the NFL to boost the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. He played eight games with the New York Jets last season.

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