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NHL Fortune: $94,874,390

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Marian Hossa’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $94,874,390 (US $118,589,251 in today's dollars), ranking #27 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Slovakia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1997
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 12
  • By: Ottawa Senators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1997-98 $800,000 $1,347,122 288
1998-99 $875,000 $1,450,908 296 $75,000 9%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $700,000 $1,135,851 432 -$175,000 -20%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $675,000 $1,059,538 475 -$25,000 -4%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,550,000 $2,366,098 230 $875,000 130%
2002-03 $2,050,000 $3,080,470 193 $500,000 32%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $2,750,000 $4,040,688 147 $700,000 34%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $5,000,000 $6,920,477 24 $2,250,000 82%
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $6,000,000 $8,045,042 18 $1,000,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,000,000 $9,125,591 16 $1,000,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,450,000 $9,353,158 17 $450,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,900,000 $9,953,249 12 $450,000 6%
On July 1, 2009, as a free agent, signed a front-loaded 12-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $62.8M.
Source: NHLPA / TSN / Book: If These Walls Could Talk - Chicago Blackhawks
2010-11 $7,900,000 $9,792,580 13
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,900,000 $9,493,065 17
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,624,390 $5,444,369 19 -$3,275,610 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $7,900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $7,900,000 $9,166,252 14 $3,275,610 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,900,000 $9,019,895 21
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,900,000 $9,009,240 24
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,504,812 216 -$3,900,000 -49%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,102,725 463 -$3,000,000 -75%
Prior to the season, he was placed on long-term injury reserve, suffering from a progressive skin disorder and it was eventually announced that he could no long play pro-hockey. Never played pro-hockey again, collecting his guanranteed salary until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Source: NHLPA / ESPN
2018-19 $1,000,000 $1,076,421 585
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,000,000 $1,057,264 592
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,044,436 545
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 $1,000,000 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 Total: US $94,874,390
(In today's dollars: US $118,589,251)

NHL Rank: 27
(In today's dollars: 28)

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