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NHL Fortune: $22,437,805

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Michael Del Zotto’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$22,437,805 (US$24,270,180 in today's dollars), ranking #587 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2008
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 20
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $875,000 $1,054,943 436
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,006,168 527
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,287,805 $1,450,863 305 $412,805 47%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,200,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,900,000 $3,219,926 289 $1,612,195 125%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,300,000 $1,420,368 432 -$1,600,000 -55%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,750,000 $4,092,376 230 $2,450,000 188%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,310,820 214 $250,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,000,000 $3,165,715 300 -$1,000,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,000,000 $3,090,200 340
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $750,000 $758,801 783 -$2,250,000 -75%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $700,000 900 -$50,000 -7%
On January 10, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets for $700,000.
Source: NBC Sports
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 $700,000 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$22,437,805
(In today's dollars: US$24,270,180)

NHL Rank: 587
(In today's dollars: 661)

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