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NHL Fortune: $85,435,366

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Phil Kessel’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$85,435,366 (US$93,301,291 in today's dollars), ranking #31 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$)
+/-
(%)
2006-07 $850,000 $1,090,634 415
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $850,000 $1,060,389 426
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $4,500,000 $5,425,422 91 $3,650,000 429%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,000,000 $7,117,124 46 $1,500,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,899,440 50
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,985,366 $3,363,364 81 -$3,014,634 -50%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,400,000 $5,995,725 83 $2,414,634 81%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $10,925,910 7 $4,600,000 85%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $10,000,000 $10,913,003 6
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $9,699,346 16 -$1,000,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,497,144 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,210,466 54 -$2,000,000 -22%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $7,000,000 $7,082,140 69
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 76 -$1,000,000 -14%
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 $6,000,000 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$85,435,366

In today's dollars:
US$93,301,291
NHL Rank:
31

In today's dollars:
47

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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