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NHL Fortune: $71,235,737

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Jeff Carter’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$71,235,737 (US$79,432,497 in today's dollars), ranking #64 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $942,400 $1,248,201 351
2006-07 $942,400 $1,209,193 384
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $942,400 $1,175,659 391
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85 $3,557,600 378%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,000,000 $6,028,246 74 $500,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,500,000 $6,524,030 59 $500,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,899,440 50 $500,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,658,537 $4,121,770 48 -$2,341,463 -39%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,500,000 $7,217,076 37 $2,841,463 78%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,750,000 $7,374,989 42 $250,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37 $250,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,500,000 $6,859,049 73 -$500,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,150,333 179 -$1,500,000 -23%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $3,000,000 $3,035,203 350 -$2,000,000 -40%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 410 -$1,000,000 -33%
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 $2,000,000 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$71,235,737
(In today's dollars: US$79,432,497)

NHL Rank: 64
(In today's dollars: 79)

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