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NHL Fortune: $5,950,000

Description

Austin Watson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$5,950,000 (US$6,149,571 in today's dollars), ranking #1416 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 18
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $575,000 $627,498 738
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $575,000 $619,680 755
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,055,238 455 $425,000 74%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,100,000 $1,133,073 542 $100,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,200,000 $1,214,081 538 $100,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 455 $300,000 25%
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 $1,500,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$5,950,000
(In today's dollars: US$6,149,571)

NHL Rank: 1416
(In today's dollars: 1590)

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 career earnings. 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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