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NHL Fortune: $71,235,737

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Jeff Carter’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$71,235,737 (US$79,432,497 in today's dollars), ranking #63 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $942,400 $1,248,201 351
2006-07 $942,400 $1,209,193 384
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $942,400 $1,175,659 391
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85 $3,557,600 378%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,000,000 $6,028,246 74 $500,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,500,000 $6,524,030 59 $500,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,899,440 50 $500,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,658,537 $4,121,770 48 ($2,341,463) -39%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,500,000 $7,217,076 37 $2,841,463 78%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,750,000 $7,374,989 42 $250,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37 $250,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,500,000 $6,859,049 73 ($500,000) -7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,150,333 179 ($1,500,000) -23%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $3,000,000 $3,035,203 347 ($2,000,000) -40%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 395 ($1,000,000) -33%
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $2,000,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$71,235,737

In today's dollars:
US$79,432,497
NHL Rank:
63

In today's dollars:
78

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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