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NHL Fortune: $14,586,829

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Zack Kassian’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$14,586,829 (US$15,319,046 in today's dollars), ranking #813 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 13
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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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
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 $810,000 $899,359 657 $283,171 54%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,638,887 401 $690,000 85%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,500,000 $1,616,558 421
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,850,000 $1,952,191 388 $350,000 23%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $2,000,000 $2,060,133 426 $150,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $2,000,000 $2,023,469 425
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 257 $1,500,000 75%
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 $3,500,000 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$14,586,829
(In today's dollars: US$15,319,046)

NHL Rank: 813
(In today's dollars: 933)

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