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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$117,580,167 in today's dollars), ranking #22 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 $1,335,659 286
1998-99 $875,000 $1,438,562 290 $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 $1,126,186 431 -$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 $1,050,523 471 -$25,000 -4%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,550,000 $2,345,965 225 $875,000 130%
2002-03 $2,050,000 $3,054,258 189 $500,000 32%
2003-04 $2,750,000 $4,006,306 145 $700,000 34%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $5,000,000 $6,861,590 23
2006-07 $6,000,000 $7,976,586 18 $1,000,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,000,000 $9,047,941 14 $1,000,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,450,000 $9,273,572 16 $450,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,900,000 $9,868,556 11 $450,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,900,000 $9,709,254 11
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,900,000 $9,412,288 15
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,624,390 $5,398,043 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 $9,088,255 12 $3,275,610 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,900,000 $8,943,144 19
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,900,000 $8,932,580 23
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,466,481 214 -$3,900,000 -49%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,093,342 456 -$3,000,000 -75%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,000,000 $1,067,261 579
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,000,000 $1,048,267 582
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,035,549 535
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$117,580,167)

NHL Rank: 22
(In today's dollars: 24)

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