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NHL Fortune: $12,698,049

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Kyle Clifford’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$12,698,049 (US$13,597,285 in today's dollars), ranking #899 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$1,300,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$13,998,049.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 35
  • By: Los Angeles Kings

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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 $685,000 $812,538 601
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $765,000 $879,679 602 $80,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $398,049 $448,449 702 -$366,951 -48%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $680,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $950,000 $1,054,803 563 $551,951 139%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,200,000 $1,311,109 450 $250,000 26%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $1,350,000 $1,473,255 429 $150,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,250,000 $1,347,131 452 -$100,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,700,000 $1,793,905 400 $450,000 36%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,800,000 $1,854,120 455 $100,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,900,000 $1,922,295 445 $100,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $700,000 900 -$1,200,000 -63%
On October 11, 2020, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues for $2M: $700k + $1.3M.
Source: NBC Sports / 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 $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$12,698,049
(In today's dollars: US$13,597,285)

NHL Rank: 899
(In today's dollars: 1007)
Under Contract
2021-22 $1,300,000
Source: NBC Sports / NHLPA
Under contract for: US$1,300,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$13,998,049

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