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NHL Fortune: $24,987,195

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Ian Cole’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $24,987,195 (US $27,047,367 in today's dollars), ranking #560 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $3,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $27,987,195.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 18
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2011-12 $875,000 $1,051,447 536
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $512,195 $603,016 577 -$362,805 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $875,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $750,000 $870,214 693 $237,805 46%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $900,000 $1,027,583 560 $150,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $1,500,000 $1,710,615 408 $600,000 67%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,300,000 $2,590,267 366 $800,000 53%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $2,500,000 $2,756,813 335 $200,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,382,103 178 $2,500,000 100%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,750,000 $5,022,002 216 -$250,000 -5%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,000,000 $3,133,308 305 -$1,750,000 -37%
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 $3,000,000 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).
2021-22 $2,900,000 $2,900,000 334 -$100,000 -3%
On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes for $2.9M.
Source: Sportsnet / NHLPA
Career Total: US $24,987,195
(In today's dollars: US $27,047,367)

NHL Rank: 560
(In today's dollars: 653)
Under Contract
2022-23 $3,000,000
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $3M.
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $3,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $27,987,195

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