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NHL Fortune: $128,220,893

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Alex Ovechkin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$128,220,893 (US$145,902,139 in today's dollars), ranking #3 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$42,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$170,720,893.

Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Country of birth: Russia
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2004
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Washington Capitals

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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 $984,200 $1,350,635 333
2006-07 $984,200 $1,308,426 365
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $984,200 $1,272,140 376
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $9,000,000 $11,202,973 2 $8,015,800 814%
Signed a $124M, 13-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals paying him $9M/year for the first 6 seasons and $10M/year the following 7 seasons. He did not use an agent, negotiating directly with the owner and General Manager of the Caps.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2009-10 $9,000,000 $11,242,659 2
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2010-11 $9,000,000 $11,061,176 3
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2011-12 $9,000,000 $10,722,859 5
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2012-13 $5,268,293 $6,149,669 11 -$3,731,707 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $9,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2013-14 $9,000,000 $10,353,709 8 $3,731,707 71%
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $11,320,436 7 $1,000,000 11%
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2015-16 $10,000,000 $11,307,063 6
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2016-17 $10,000,000 $11,166,201 8
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,933,420 8
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2018-19 $10,000,000 $10,672,614 10
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $10,482,672 20
According to Forbes, he was the NHLer that earned the most in endorsements in 2019-20, ahead of McDavid and Crosby that each earned $3.5M.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,355,487 14
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
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 $10,000,000 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).
2021-22 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 164 -$5,000,000 -50%
On July 27, 2021, signed a five-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $47.5M: $1M salary + $4M signing bonus / $1M salary + $9M signing bonus / $1M salary + $11.5M signing bonus / $5M salary + $6M signing bonus / $5M salary + $4M signing bonus.
Source: Pierre LeBrun / NHLPA
Career Total: US$128,220,893
(In today's dollars: US$145,902,139)

NHL Rank: 3
(In today's dollars: 4)
Under Contract
2022-23 $10,000,000
$1M salary + $9M signing bonus
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2023-24 $12,500,000
$1M salary + $11.5M signing bonus
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $11,000,000
$5M salary + $6M signing bonus
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2025-26 $9,000,000
$5M salary + $4M signing bonus
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US$42,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$170,720,893

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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