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NHL Fortune: $24,187,805

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Michael Del Zotto’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $24,187,805 (US $27,111,971 in today's dollars), ranking #575 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $2,250,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $26,437,805.

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 $1,102,417 441
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,051,447 536
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,287,805 $1,516,153 312 $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 $3,364,827 291 $1,612,195 125%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,300,000 $1,484,287 441 -$1,600,000 -55%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,750,000 $4,276,538 232 $2,450,000 188%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,504,812 216 $250,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,000,000 $3,308,176 301 -$1,000,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,000,000 $3,229,262 339
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $750,000 $792,948 792 -$2,250,000 -75%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $731,105 906 -$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).
2021-22 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 454 $1,050,000 150%
On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $4M.
Source: Sportsnet / NHLPA
Career Total: US $24,187,805
(In today's dollars: US $27,111,971)

NHL Rank: 575
(In today's dollars: 650)
Under Contract
2022-23 $1,500,000
On July 12, 2022, the Ottawa Senator bought out the last year of his contract ($2,25M in 2022-23) for two-third of its value, to be paid over two years, twice the number of years bought out. On July 17, 2022, as a free agent, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panther for $750,000. Earning: $750,000 salary plus $750,000 buyout.
Source: Sportsnet / SB Nation
2023-24 $750,000
Earnings: $750,000 for his 2022-23 buyout.
Source: SB Nation
Under contract for: US $2,250,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $26,437,805

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