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NHL Fortune: $19,335,775

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Chris Higgins’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $19,335,775 (US $23,506,504 in today's dollars), ranking #701 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2002
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 14
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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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 $900,600 $1,246,516 375
2006-07 $672,980 $902,359 518 -$227,620 -25%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,500,000 $1,955,484 282 $827,020 123%
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $3.4M ($1.5M + $1.9M).
Source: NHLPA / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens
2008-09 $1,900,000 $2,385,369 296 $400,000 27%
Source: NHLPA / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens
2009-10 $2,250,000 $2,834,786 274 $350,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,600,000 $1,983,307 334 -$650,000 -29%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $1,900,000 $2,283,142 347 $300,000 19%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,112,195 $1,309,405 345 -$787,805 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,500,000 $2,900,713 315 $1,387,805 125%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $2,500,000 $2,854,397 317
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,500,000 $2,851,025 320
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $19,335,775
(In today's dollars: US $23,506,504)

NHL Rank: 701
(In today's dollars: 742)

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