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NHL Fortune: $23,408,000

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Jori Lehtera’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$23,408,000 (US$25,769,089 in today's dollars), ranking #591 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 23, 1987
Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2008
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 65
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2013-14 $1,700,000 $1,955,701 412
With Novosibirsk Sibir in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
Source: Sports.ru
2014-15 $3,250,000 $3,679,142 251 $1,550,000 91%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,250,000 $2,544,089 346 -$1,000,000 -31%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,400,000 $4,913,129 192 $2,150,000 96%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,700,000 $5,138,708 197 $300,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,336,307 179 $300,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,500,000 $1,572,401 484 -$3,500,000 -70%
Base salary with St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2020-21 $608,000 $629,614 1144 -$892,000 -59%
Earned 45 million rubles as base salary with Moscow Spartak in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $608,000 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 Total: US$23,408,000
(In today's dollars: US$25,769,089)

NHL Rank: 591
(In today's dollars: 674)

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