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NHL Fortune: $3,528,000

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Brendan Leipsic’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,528,000 (US $3,718,478 in today's dollars), ranking #1945 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $1,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $4,528,000.

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
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2017-18 $650,000 $716,771 749
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $650,000 $699,673 988
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $700,000 $740,084 830 $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 $797,949 819 $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 $764,000 862
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: 1945
(In today's dollars: 2193)
Under Contract
2022-23 $1,000,000
55 million rubles as base salary with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2022 exchange rate of 55 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Under contract for: US $1,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $4,528,000

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