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NHL Fortune: $40,231,098

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Craig Anderson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $40,231,098 (US $45,797,605 in today's dollars), ranking #285 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $1,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $41,731,098.

Birthdate: May 21, 1981
Country of birth: USA
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2001
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 73
  • By: Chicago Blackhawks

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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 $450,000 $622,843 626
2007-08 $525,000 $684,419 628
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $575,000 $721,888 628 $50,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,500,000 $1,889,857 328 $925,000 161%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,125,000 $2,634,080 285 $625,000 42%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,304,548 267 $625,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $2,067,482 238 -$993,902 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $4,060,998 208 $1,743,902 99%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,996,156 228
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,750,000 $5,416,948 152 $1,250,000 36%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,750,000 $5,349,465 169
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,100,000 $3,418,448 298 -$1,650,000 -35%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,500,000 $5,920,314 145 $2,400,000 77%
Signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $ 9.5M
Source: NHLPA / CBC
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,229,054 258 -$1,500,000 -27%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $731,105 906 -$3,300,000 -83%
On January 13, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $700,000.
Source: NBC Sports
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 $700,000 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 $750,000 $750,000 875 $50,000 7%
On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $750,000.
Source: Sportsnet / NHLPA
Career Total: US $40,231,098
(In today's dollars: US $45,797,605)

NHL Rank: 285
(In today's dollars: 318)
Under Contract
2022-23 $1,500,000
On June 30, 2022, signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for a base salary of $1.5M. (Signed for $2M according to NBC Sports.)
Source: NHL
Under contract for: US $1,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $41,731,098

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