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NHL Fortune: $35,223,963

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Mika Zibanejad’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $35,223,963 (US $38,035,631 in today's dollars), ranking #356 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $68,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $103,223,963.

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 $1,111,530 478
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $541,463 $637,474 484 -$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 $1,073,264 578 $383,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $832,500 $950,514 597 -$92,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,000,000 $2,280,820 362 $1,167,500 140%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,250,000 $3,660,160 286 $1,250,000 63%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,616,351 86 $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 $5,920,314 145 -$500,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,350,000 $5,656,360 164 -$150,000 -3%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,150,000 $5,378,845 123 -$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).
2021-22 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 197 -$400,000 -8%
On October 10, 2021, signed a eight-year contract extension with the New York Rangers, starting in 2022-23, for $68M.
Source: NHLPA / NBC Sports
Career Total: US $35,223,963
(In today's dollars: US $38,035,631)

NHL Rank: 356
(In today's dollars: 420)
Under Contract
2022-23 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2023-24 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2024-25 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2025-26 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2026-27 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2027-28 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2028-29 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
2029-30 $8,500,000
Source: NBC Sports
Under contract for: US $68,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $103,223,963

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