Given the state of our economy, most of us would leap at 15 guaranteed years of work. Ilya Kovalchuk doesn't have to worry about that at all. The Devils gave him a 15-year, $100 million contract in 2010, but only after the NHL rejected the original 17-year, $102 million deal. Kovalchuk's 15-year contract is the longest one in sports history.
Ilya Kovalchuk currently has $100 Million worth of job security for 15 years.