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NHL Fortune: $40,246,707

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Derick Brassard’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$40,246,707 (US$44,096,139 in today's dollars), ranking #251 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • By: Columbus Blue Jackets

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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 $765,000 $922,322 515 -$85,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,800,000 $3,321,324 230 $2,035,000 266%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,000,000 $3,449,720 233 $200,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,931,707 $2,176,294 211 -$1,068,293 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,300,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,700,000 $4,108,182 200 $1,768,293 92%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,000,000 $7,648,137 29 $3,300,000 89%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,547,802 69 -$1,000,000 -14%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,388,525 134 -$1,000,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,500,000 $3,693,334 268 -$1,500,000 -30%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,500,000 $3,605,233 301
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,200,000 $1,214,081 538 -$2,300,000 -66%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 532 -$200,000 -17%
On December 30, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes for $1M.
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 $1,000,000 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$40,246,707
(In today's dollars: US$44,096,139)

NHL Rank: 251
(In today's dollars: 284)

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