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NHL Fortune: $3,528,000


Brendan Leipsic’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,528,000 (US$3,718,478 in today's dollars), ranking #1937 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 19, 1994
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2012
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 89
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2017-18 $650,000 $716,771 743
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $650,000 $699,673 984
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $700,000 $740,084 821 $50,000 8%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $700,000.
Source: The Tennessean / NHLPA
2020-21 $764,000 $797,949 816 $64,000 9%
With CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Estimated salary based on documented KHL salary in 2021-22.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
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 $764,000 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 $764,000 $764,000 802
55 million rubles as base salary with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2021 exchange rate of 72 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Career Total: US$3,528,000
(In today's dollars: US$3,718,478)

NHL Rank: 1937
(In today's dollars: 2176)

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