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NHL Fortune: $46,248,780

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Jack Johnson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $46,248,780 (US $52,263,690 in today's dollars), ranking #215 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $5,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $51,748,780.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Carolina Hurricanes

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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 $1,108,107 431
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,067,139 463
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,200,000 $1,511,886 375 $350,000 41%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,650,000 $2,045,286 329 $450,000 38%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,205,788 189 $1,850,000 112%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,412,062 185 -$1,451,220 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $4,060,998 208 $1,451,220 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,000,000 $5,708,794 110 $1,500,000 43%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,000,000 $5,702,050 128
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,631,015 136
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,000,000 $5,513,626 151
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,000,000 $4,305,683 260 -$1,000,000 -20%
On July 1, 2018, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $16.25M.
Source: NHLPA / The Rise of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-2018
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,229,054 258
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,525,000 $2,637,201 353 -$1,475,000 -37%
On October 5, 2020, the Pittsburgh Penguins bought out the 3 years left on his contract. Per the buyout, he is paid two-third of the remaining salary owed ($8.25M) resulting in $1.375M to be paid in equals payments over 6 years.On October 9, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $1.15M. Earned his salary of $1.15M and $1.375M buyout.
Source: NBC Sports / The Athletic
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 $2,525,000 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 $2,125,000 $2,125,000 404 -$400,000 -16%
On October 10, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche for $750,000. Earned his salary of $750,000 and $1.375M from the 2020 buyout.
Source: NBC Sports
Career Total: US $46,248,780
(In today's dollars: US $52,263,690)

NHL Rank: 215
(In today's dollars: 252)
Under Contract
2022-23 $1,375,000
Earning from 2020 buyout.
Source: The Athletic
2023-24 $1,375,000
Earning from 2020 buyout.
Source: The Athletic
2024-25 $1,375,000
Earning from 2020 buyout.
Source: The Athletic
2025-26 $1,375,000
Earning from 2020 buyout.
Source: The Athletic
Under contract for: US $5,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $51,748,780

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