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NHL Fortune: $5,430,000


Ethan Bear’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,430,000 (US $5,611,728 in today's dollars), ranking #1585 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $2,200,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $7,630,000.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2015
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 124
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2017-18 $730,000 $804,989 694
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $700,000 $740,084 830
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,500,000 $1,566,654 466 $800,000 114%
On December 29, 2020, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $4M: $1.5M + $2.5M.
Source: NBC Sports / Oilers Nation
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 $1,500,000 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).
2021-22 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 359 $1,000,000 67%
Source: NBC Sports / Oilers Nation / NHLPA
Career Total: US $5,430,000
(In today's dollars: US $5,611,728)

NHL Rank: 1585
(In today's dollars: 1821)
Under Contract
2022-23 $2,200,000
On July 28, 2022, signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes for $2.2M.
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $2,200,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $7,630,000

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, from 1995 to 2020, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings with Jaromir Jagr standing as #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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