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NHL Fortune: $54,701,098

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Saku Koivu’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$54,701,098 (US$73,924,204 in today's dollars), ranking #134 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1993
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 21
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1995-96 $1,650,000 $2,800,820 72
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,675,000 $2,762,228 88 $25,000 2%
Source: Guide Hockey RDS (Made $1,650,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $750,000 $1,208,541 305 -$925,000 -55%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,000,000 $4,760,321 50 $2,250,000 300%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,300,000 $5,124,133 55 $300,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $3,300,000 $4,956,899 61
On July 7, 2000, signed a 1-year deal with Montreal for $3.3M.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $3,300,000 $4,820,568 73
2002-03 $3,300,000 $4,745,264 94
2003-04 $4,250,000 $5,975,783 69 $950,000 29%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,420,000 $4,529,762 67
2006-07 $4,750,000 $6,094,722 41 $1,330,000 39%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $4,750,000 $5,925,702 60
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,750,000 $5,706,619 79
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,250,000 $3,918,360 191 -$1,500,000 -32%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,500,000 $2,965,468 244 -$750,000 -23%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $2,874,767 277
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 -$743,902 -30%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,500,000 $2,775,798 313 $743,902 42%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$54,701,098
(In today's dollars: US$73,924,204)

NHL Rank: 134
(In today's dollars: 103)

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