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NHL Fortune: $50,508,405

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Joffrey Lupul’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$50,508,405 (US$57,832,033 in today's dollars), ranking #157 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2002
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 7
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2003-04 $1,185,000 $1,666,189 335
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $900,600 $1,192,837 371
2006-07 $1,500,000 $1,924,649 273 $599,400 67%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,535,000 $3,162,453 172 $1,035,000 69%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,900,000 $3,484,041 206 $365,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $4,250,000 $5,124,010 106 $1,350,000 47%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $4,250,000 $5,041,296 105
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,250,000 $4,887,103 126
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,487,805 $2,802,803 122 -$1,762,195 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,250,000 $5,829,177 85 $2,762,195 111%
Signed a 5-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $26.25M.
Source: NHLPA / Sportsnet
2014-15 $5,250,000 $5,736,103 101
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,750,000 $7,366,277 52 $1,500,000 29%
Had a sports hernia surgery in February 2016 and never played pro hockey again after that.
Source: NHLPA / Sportsnet
2016-17 $5,250,000 $5,657,952 129 -$1,500,000 -22%
Failed a team medical, prior to the season, and was placed on long-term injury reserve. Did not play but was paid, having a guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / The Globe and Mail
2017-18 $3,750,000 $3,957,143 259 -$1,500,000 -29%
Failed again a team medical, prior to the season, and was placed on long-term injury reserve. Lupul publicly claimed that the Maple Leafs cheated with the medical and just wanted to avoid having his salary count under the team's salary cap. The NHL investigated, got a second opinion from an independent doctor, and ruled in favor of the team. Did not play but was paid, having a guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / The Globe and Mail
Career Earnings: US$50,508,405
(In today's dollars: US$57,832,033)

NHL Rank: 157
(In today's dollars: 172)

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