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NHL Fortune: $34,398,171

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Sam Gagner’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$34,398,171 (US$37,722,757 in today's dollars), ranking #326 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $875,000 $1,091,577 418
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $875,000 $1,051,219 433
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $875,000 $1,054,943 436
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,275,000 $2,698,576 268 $1,400,000 160%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,275,000 $2,616,038 306
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,873,171 $2,110,346 226 -$401,829 -18%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,200,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,400,000 $4,885,405 139 $2,526,829 135%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,000,000 $5,462,955 107 $600,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,000,000 $5,456,502 124
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $650,000 $700,508 703 -$4,350,000 -87%
Source: Globe and Mail
2017-18 $2,750,000 $2,901,905 323 $2,100,000 323%
July 1, 2017: Signed a 3-year contract with Vancouver for $9.45M ($2.75M + $3.5M + $3.2M)
Source: The Score
2018-19 $3,500,000 $3,605,233 301 $750,000 27%
Source: NHLPA / The Score
2019-20 $3,200,000 $3,237,550 336 -$300,000 -9%
Source: NHLPA / The Score
2020-21 $850,000 $850,000 701 -$2,350,000 -73%
On September 26, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $850,000.
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 $850,000 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$34,398,171
(In today's dollars: US$37,722,757)

NHL Rank: 326
(In today's dollars: 363)

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