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NHL Fortune: $7,903,654

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Stephane Da Costa’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$7,903,654 (US$8,827,542 in today's dollars), ranking #1257 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 11, 1989
Country of birth: France

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $900,000 $1,106,118 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,072,286 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $468,293 $546,637 606 -$431,707 -48%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $825,000 $949,090 653 $356,707 76%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,300,000 $1,451,606 438
Earned 78 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2018-19 $1,656,250 $1,767,652 472
Earned 60 million rubles as base salary with Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Also earned 46 million rubles as bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $1,111,111 $1,164,741 558 -$545,139 -33%
Earned 70 million rubles as base salary with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $743,000 $769,413 860 -$368,111 -33%
Earned 55 million rubles as base salary with Kazan Ak-Bars in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $743,000 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$7,903,654
(In today's dollars: US$8,827,542)

NHL Rank: 1257
(In today's dollars: 1391)

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