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NHL Fortune: $41,459,756

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Mats Zuccarello’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $41,459,756 (US $44,908,798 in today's dollars), ranking #273 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 1, 1987

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2011-12 $900,000 $1,081,488 489
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $409,756 $482,412 676 -$490,244 -54%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $700,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,150,000 $1,334,328 535 $740,244 181%
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $1.15M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: New York Rangers - Greatest Moments and Players
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,996,156 228 $2,350,000 204%
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $3.5M. Prior to the trade deadline, signed a four-year contract extensions with the New York Rangers, starting in 2015-16, for $18M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: New York Rangers - Greatest Moments and Players
2015-16 $4,500,000 $5,131,845 159 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA / Book: New York Rangers - Greatest Moments and Players
2016-17 $4,500,000 $5,067,914 174
Source: NHLPA / Book: New York Rangers - Greatest Moments and Players
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,962,263 202
Source: NHLPA / Book: New York Rangers - Greatest Moments and Players
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,843,893 225
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,286,318 180 $500,000 11%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the Minnesota Wild for $30M.
Source: The Tennessean / NHLPA
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,222,179 127
Source: NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $5,000,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
2021-22 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 52 $2,500,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $41,459,756
(In today's dollars: US $44,908,798)

NHL Rank: 273
(In today's dollars: 325)

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