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Hockey Fortune: $103,091,463

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John Tavares’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $103,091,463 (US $123,023,476 in today's dollars), ranking #21 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - John Tavares
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2009-10 $900,000 $1,278,223 431
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,257,590 434
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,219,125 489
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $3,107,469 140
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $6,539,749 90
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $7,722,396 64
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $7,713,273 72
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $7,617,183 72
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $7,458,388 86
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $15,900,000 $19,293,258 1
On July 1, 2018, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Tornto Maple Leafs for $77M.
Source(s): NHLPA / The Hockey News / The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
2019-20 $15,900,000 $18,949,894 2
$910,000 in salary and the balance as a bonus lump sum.
Source(s): NHLPA
2020-21 $12,000,000 $14,128,284 5
$11.09M of his $12M compensation paid as a bonus lump sum to protect himself against possible lockout.
Source(s): USA Today / 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 $12,000,000 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 $9,350,000 $10,512,712 24
Source(s): NHLPA
2022-23 $7,950,000 $8,275,931 47
Source(s): NHLPA
2023-24 $7,950,000 $7,950,000 90
Source(s): NHLPA
Career Total: US $103,091,463
(In today's dollars: US $123,023,476)

NHL Rank: 21
(In today's dollars: 48)