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NHL Fortune: $11,390,000

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Riley Sheahan’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$11,390,000 (US$12,130,678 in today's dollars), ranking #968 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 21
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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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 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $740,000 $821,636 694
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $850,000 $928,702 577 $110,000 15%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $1,050,000 $1,145,865 462 $200,000 24%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,075,000 $2,236,238 376 $1,025,000 98%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $2,075,000 $2,189,619 364
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $2,100,000 $2,163,140 421 $25,000 1%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $900,000 $910,561 679 -$1,200,000 -57%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $700,000 900 -$200,000 -22%
On January 8, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $700,000.
Source: NBC Sports
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 $700,000 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$11,390,000
(In today's dollars: US$12,130,678)

NHL Rank: 968
(In today's dollars: 1079)

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