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NHL Fortune: $29,335,671

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Lars Eller’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$29,335,671 (US$31,116,977 in today's dollars), ranking #413 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Denmark
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 13
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $875,000 $1,037,914 459
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $787,500 $905,551 585 -$87,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $673,171 $758,406 435 -$114,329 -15%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,150,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,500,000 $1,665,479 452 $826,829 123%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $2,500,000 $2,731,478 312 $1,000,000 67%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,500,000 $2,728,251 320
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,250,000 $4,580,247 195 $1,750,000 70%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,750,000 $5,012,382 190 $500,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,150,333 179 $250,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,046,937 256 -$1,000,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 345 -$1,500,000 -38%
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 $2,500,000 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$29,335,671
(In today's dollars: US$31,116,977)

NHL Rank: 413
(In today's dollars: 492)

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