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NHL Fortune: $49,206,098

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Bryan Little’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$49,206,098 (US$52,917,984 in today's dollars), ranking #170 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 12
  • By: Atlanta Thrashers

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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 $850,000 $1,060,389 426
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,650,000 $1,957,209 323 $800,000 94%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $2,874,767 277 $850,000 52%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 -$743,902 -30%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $4,441,277 151 $2,243,902 128%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,750,000 $5,189,807 130 $750,000 19%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,750,000 $5,183,676 149
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,388,525 134 $250,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,000,000 $5,276,191 151
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,500,000 $6,695,432 84 $1,500,000 30%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,500,000 $6,576,273 90
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 182 -$2,250,000 -35%
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 $4,250,000 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$49,206,098
(In today's dollars: US$52,917,984)

NHL Rank: 170
(In today's dollars: 212)

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