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NHL Fortune: $63,343,305

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Milan Lucic’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$63,343,305 (US$68,506,437 in today's dollars), ranking #86 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$9,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$72,343,305.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 50
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $585,000 $729,797 592
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $585,000 $702,815 621
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $685,500 $826,473 563 $100,500 17%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $4,000,000 $4,744,749 118 $3,314,500 484%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,487,805 $2,802,803 122 -$1,512,195 -38%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,500,000 $6,106,757 74 $3,012,195 121%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,555,546 62 $500,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,500,000 $7,093,452 55 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $8,000,000 $8,621,641 23 $1,500,000 23%
On July 1, 2016, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $42M: $4M in salary and $4M in signing bonus in 2016-17; $4M in salary and $4M in signing bonus in 2017-18; $3.5M in salary and $3.5M in signing bonus in 2018-19; $3M in salary and $3M in signing bonus in 2019-20; $1M in salary and $3M in signing bonus in 2020-21; $2.5M in salary and $2.5M in signing bonus in 2021-22; $1M in salary and $3M in signing bonus in 2022-23.
Source: Edmonton Journal / NHLPA
2017-18 $8,000,000 $8,441,906 30
Source: Edmonton Journal / NHLPA
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,210,466 54 -$1,000,000 -13%
Source: Edmonton Journal / NHLPA
2019-20 $6,000,000 $6,070,406 103 -$1,000,000 -14%
Source: Edmonton Journal / NHLPA
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 201 -$2,000,000 -33%
Source: Edmonton Journal / 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 $4,000,000 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$63,343,305
(In today's dollars: US$68,506,437)

NHL Rank: 86
(In today's dollars: 119)
Under Contract
2021-22 $5,000,000
Source: Edmonton Journal
2022-23 $4,000,000
Source: Edmonton Journal
Under contract for: US$9,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$72,343,305

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