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NHL Fortune: $30,473,963

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Mika Zibanejad’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$30,473,963 (US$31,855,029 in today's dollars), ranking #394 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2011-12 $925,000 $1,063,664 469
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $541,463 $610,022 475 -$383,537 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $925,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $925,000 $1,027,045 566 $383,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $832,500 $909,582 585 -$92,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,000,000 $2,182,601 360 $1,167,500 140%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,250,000 $3,502,542 283 $1,250,000 63%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85 $2,750,000 85%
Before the season, signed a five-year deal with the New York Rangers for $26.75M.
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,500,000 $5,665,366 146 -$500,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,350,000 $5,412,779 164 -$150,000 -3%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,150,000 $5,150,000 124 -$200,000 -4%
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 $5,150,000 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$30,473,963
(In today's dollars: US$31,855,029)

NHL Rank: 394
(In today's dollars: 476)

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