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NHL Fortune: $44,500,000

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Mike Babcock’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$44,500,000 (US$46,915,606 in today's dollars), ranking #204 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$11,750,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$56,250,000.

Birthdate: April 29, 1963

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2014-15 $6,250,000 $6,828,694 55
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: Sportsnet
2015-16 $8,875,000 $9,685,290 17 $2,625,000 42%
As coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. Signed a 8-year contract for $50M ($3M as a signing bonus and the same salary, $5.875M, each year)
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2016-17 $5,875,000 $6,331,517 101 -$3,000,000 -34%
As coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2017-18 $5,875,000 $6,199,525 117
As coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2018-19 $5,875,000 $6,051,641 132
As coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2019-20 $5,875,000 $5,943,939 133
As coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Was fired mid-season but had guaranteed contract.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2020-21 $5,875,000 $5,875,000 96
From his 8-year guaranteed contract as coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
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 $5,875,000 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$44,500,000
(In today's dollars: US$46,915,606)

NHL Rank: 204
(In today's dollars: 253)
Under Contract
2021-22 $5,875,000
From his 8-year guaranteed contract as coact of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2022-23 $5,875,000
From his 8-year guaranteed contract as the Toronto Maple Leafs' coach.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US$11,750,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$56,250,000

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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