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NHL Fortune: $44,431,098

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David Perron’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $44,431,098 (US $49,820,473 in today's dollars), ranking #233 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $9,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $53,931,098.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 26
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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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 $875,000 $1,140,699 423
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $875,000 $1,098,525 438
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $875,000 $1,102,417 441
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,800,000 $2,231,221 315 $925,000 106%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $3,004,134 281 $700,000 39%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $2,067,482 238 -$743,902 -30%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $4,060,998 208 $1,743,902 99%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,250,000 $4,852,475 162 $750,000 21%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,500,000 $5,131,845 159 $250,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,750,000 $4,223,262 252 -$750,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,750,000 $4,135,219 260
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,750,000 $5,112,998 214 $1,000,000 27%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,750,000 $5,022,002 216
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,087,500 $3,224,696 303 -$1,662,500 -35%
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 $3,087,500 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 $3,412,500 $3,412,500 302 $325,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $44,431,098
(In today's dollars: US $49,820,473)

NHL Rank: 233
(In today's dollars: 271)
Under Contract
2022-23 $4,750,000
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $9.5M.
Source: Sportsnet
2023-24 $4,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $9,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $53,931,098

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