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NHL Fortune: $2,775,000


Elias Pettersson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$2,775,000 (US$2,813,666 in today's dollars), ranking #2061 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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 $952,812 614
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $925,000 $935,854 618
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $925,000 $925,000 575
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).
Career Earnings: US$2,775,000
(In today's dollars: US$2,813,666)

NHL Rank: 2061
(In today's dollars: 2329)

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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