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NHL Fortune: $88,134,415

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Patrice Bergeron’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$88,134,415 (US$98,290,690 in today's dollars), ranking #29 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 $646,000 $855,622 473
2006-07 $3,000,000 $3,849,298 112 $2,354,000 364%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $5,000,000 $6,237,581 53 $2,000,000 67%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,000,000 $6,006,967 69
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,000,000 $6,028,246 74
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,750,000 $6,820,577 57 $750,000 15%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,900,000 $6,784,449 65 $150,000 3%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,663,415 $3,000,648 103 -$3,236,585 -55%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,550,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,550,000 $5,051,953 121 $1,886,585 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $8,750,000 $9,560,171 15 $4,200,000 92%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $8,750,000 $9,548,878 18
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $8,750,000 $9,429,920 21
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $8,750,000 $9,233,335 27
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,875,000 $7,081,707 71 -$1,875,000 -21%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,375,000 $4,426,338 244 -$2,500,000 -36%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,375,000 $4,375,000 175
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 $4,375,000 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$88,134,415

In today's dollars:
US$98,290,690
NHL Rank:
29

In today's dollars:
42

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