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NHL Fortune: $51,402,439

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Erik Johnson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$51,402,439 (US$55,256,433 in today's dollars), ranking #151 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $850,000 $1,060,389 426
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,200,000 $2,609,612 275 $1,350,000 159%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,000,000 $3,449,720 233 $800,000 36%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,902,439 $2,143,320 212 -$1,097,561 -37%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,750,000 $4,163,698 190 $1,847,561 97%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,750,000 $4,097,216 211
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,250,000 $4,638,026 182 $500,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,466,231 71 $1,750,000 41%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,180,399 101
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,000,000 $6,070,406 103
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 77
Source: 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 $6,000,000 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$51,402,439
(In today's dollars: US$55,256,433)

NHL Rank: 151
(In today's dollars: 189)

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