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NHL Fortune: $72,551,829

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Erik Karlsson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$72,551,829 (US$76,570,391 in today's dollars), ranking #60 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$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $875,000 $1,054,943 436
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $875,000 $1,037,914 459
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,006,168 526
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,926,829 $3,297,416 83 $2,051,829 234%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,500,000 $6,106,757 74 $2,573,171 88%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,500,000 $7,101,842 47 $1,000,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $7,386,668 53
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $7,725,499 40 $500,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $14,500,000 $14,670,148 6 $7,000,000 93%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 5 ($2,500,000) -17%
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 $12,000,000 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$72,551,829

In today's dollars:
US$76,570,391
NHL Rank:
60

In today's dollars:
93

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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