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NHL Fortune: $6,775,000


Elias Pettersson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $6,775,000 (US $6,939,761 in today's dollars), ranking #1408 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $18,050,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $24,825,000.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2017
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Vancouver Canucks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2018-19 $925,000 $995,689 620
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $925,000 $977,969 628
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $925,000 $966,103 588
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 $925,000 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 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 232 $3,075,000 332%
On October 1, 2021, as a restricted free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks for $22.05M.
Source: NHLPA / Sportsnet
Career Total: US $6,775,000
(In today's dollars: US $6,939,761)

NHL Rank: 1408
(In today's dollars: 1618)
Under Contract
2022-23 $9,025,000
Source: Sportsnet
2023-24 $9,025,000
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $18,050,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $24,825,000

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, from 1995 to 2020, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings with Jaromir Jagr standing as #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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