The highest paid NHL goalies

Kari Lehtonen signed a five-year $29.5 million contract extension with the Dallas Stars Friday, but where does his $5.9 million annual salary rank amongst the top-paid goalies in the NHL?

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 29: Goaltender Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Two
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 29: Goaltender Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 19: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a glove save in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 19, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Henrik Lundqvist #30 Of The New York Rangers Makes A Glove Save In Game Three Of The Eastern Conference Final Against Getty Images
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 19: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a glove save in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 19, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 21: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1of the Vancouver Canucks stops a shot from the San Jose Sharks during the first period in NHL action on January 21, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 21: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1of the Vancouver Canucks stops a shot from the San Jose Sharks during the first period in NHL action on January 21, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 7-5. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Ilya Bryzgalov #30 Of The Philadelphia Flyers Makes A Save Against The Pittsburgh Penguins In Game Two Of The Eastern Getty Images
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 7-5. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward watches the puck on a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ward's shutout completes Canes sweep of Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward watches the puck on a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres follows the puck against the Washington Capitals during the third period at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres follows the puck against the Washington Capitals during the third period at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 29: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild blocks a shot by the Edmonton Oilers in the second period on December 29, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Edmonton Oilers v Minnesota Wild
ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 29: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild blocks a shot by the Edmonton Oilers in the second period on December 29, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars in goal against the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kari Lehtonen #32 Of The Dallas Stars In Goal Against The Nashville Predators At American Airlines Center On February Getty Images
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars in goal against the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators sprays water before a game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v Dallas Stars
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 19: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators sprays water before a game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils scores the winning third period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers - Game Two
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils scores the winning third period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers waves to the crowd after their 3 to 0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers - Game One
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers waves to the crowd after their 3 to 0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks juggles the puck after making a save against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period in NHL action on March 14, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Phoenix Coyotes v Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks juggles the puck after making a save against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period in NHL action on March 14, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 1: A fan shows her support for Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during warm-ups before the game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena on December 1, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 1: A fan shows her support for Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during warm-ups before the game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena on December 1, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers prepares to tends net in warmups prior to playing against the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers prepares to tends net in warmups prior to playing against the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers prepares for his game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 15, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 8-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers prepares for his game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 15, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 8-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save against the New York Islanders during their game on February 18, 2012 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save against the New York Islanders during their game on February 18, 2012 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 14: Goalkeeper Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes bobbles the puck as he stops a shot by the Boston Bruins during play at the RBC Center on January 14, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 14: Goalkeeper Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes bobbles the puck as he stops a shot by the Boston Bruins during play at the RBC Center on January 14, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the third period at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the third period at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on during a timeout against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ryan Miller #30 Of The Buffalo Sabres Looks Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on during a timeout against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild takes a shot off the mask in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Niklas Backstrom #32 Of The Minnesota Wild Takes Getty Images
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild takes a shot off the mask in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild stops shots in the warm-up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Niklas Backstrom #32 Of The Minnesota Wild Stops Getty Images
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild stops shots in the warm-up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 4: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Calgary Flames in third period NHL action on March 4, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)
Dallas Stars v Calgary Flames
CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 4: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Calgary Flames in third period NHL action on March 4, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 29: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins at American Airlines Center on February 29, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins v Dallas Stars
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 29: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins at American Airlines Center on February 29, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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