The Washington Times - July 2, 2008, 04:06PM

Here is the current, updated list of the highest-paid defensemen in the NHL, with their salary cap hit for next season:

1. Zdeno Chara, BOS, $7,500,000
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET, $7,450,000
3. Brian Campbell, CHI, $7,100,000 *
4. Scott Niedermayer, ANA, $6,750,000
5. Dan Boyle, TB, $6,666,667
6. Dion Phaneuf, CLG, $6,500,000
6. Ed Jovanovski, PHO, $6,500,000
6. Wade Redden, NYR, $6,500,000 *
9. Kimmo Timonen, PHI, $6,333,333
10. Chris Pronger, ANA, $6,250,000
11. Brian Rafalski, DET, $6,000,000
12. Andrei Markov, MON, $5,750,000
12. Bryan McCabe, TOR, $5,750,000
14. Mathieu Schneider, ANA, $5,625,000
15. Lubomir Visnovsky, EDM, $5,600,000
16. Roman Hamrlik, MON, $5,500,000
17. Sheldon Souray, EDM, $5,400,000
18. Sergei Zubov, DAL, $5,350,000
19. MIKE GREEN, WAS, $5,250,000 *
20. Sergei Gonchar, PIT, $5,000,000
20. Pavel Kubina, TOR, $5,000,000

SEE RELATED:


* Just signed new deals

- Earlier list:Green signs with Caps