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NHL Fortune: $34,236,268

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Michael Frolik’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$34,236,268 (US$37,128,136 in today's dollars), ranking #330 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Florida Panthers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $850,000 $1,008,259 493
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,000,000 $3,449,720 233 $2,150,000 253%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,229,268 $1,384,915 307 -$1,770,732 -59%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,900,000 $2,109,607 387 $670,732 55%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,300,000 $3,605,550 248 $1,400,000 74%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,500,000 $6,002,152 109 $2,200,000 67%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,388,525 134 -$500,000 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,000,000 $4,220,953 234 -$1,000,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,000,000 $4,120,266 261
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $3,000,000 $3,035,203 350 -$1,000,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $757,000 $757,000 817 -$2,243,000 -75%
On December 23, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $757,000. (Earned $750,000 according to the NHLPA.)
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 $757,000 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$34,236,268
(In today's dollars: US$37,128,136)

NHL Rank: 330
(In today's dollars: 370)

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