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NHL Fortune: $56,676,829

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Jeff Skinner’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$56,676,829 (US$59,724,659 in today's dollars), ranking #112 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 7
  • By: Carolina Hurricanes

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $526,829 $593,535 517 -$373,171 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,350,000 $4,829,889 140 $3,823,171 726%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,555,546 62 $1,650,000 38%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,547,802 69
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,466,231 71
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,180,399 101
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $10,117,343 20 $4,000,000 67%
On June 8 2019, signed a eight-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $72M.
Source: NHLPA / USA Today
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 14
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 $10,000,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$56,676,829
(In today's dollars: US$59,724,659)

NHL Rank: 112
(In today's dollars: 159)

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