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Hockey Fortune: $55,376,829

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Chris Kreider’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $55,376,829 (US $64,734,881 in today's dollars), ranking #181 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $14,000,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $69,376,829.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Chris Kreider
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2012-13 $526,829 $699,181 526
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $900,000 $1,177,155 616
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $2,350,000 $3,024,605 342
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $2,600,000 $3,342,418 315
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $6,347,652 136
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $5,000,000 $6,215,323 151
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $5,460,356 225
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,767,269 259
On February 24, 2020, he signed a seven-year, $45.5M contract extension, taking effect in 2020-21, with the New York Rangers. The deal is structured for $23.5M to be paid in base salary and $22M in bonuses over the lenght of the contract: 2020-21: $2M + $8M bonus; 2021-22: $3.5M + $6M bonus; 2022-23: $1M + $5M bonus; 2023-24: $4M + $2M bonus; 2024-25: $5M; 2025-26: $4M; 2026-27: $4M + $1M bonus.
Source(s): NHLPA / New York Post / TVA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $11,773,570 14
$2M base salary + $8M signing bonus
Source(s): TVA / 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 $10,000,000 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).
2021-22 $9,500,000 $10,681,365 21
$3.5M base salary + $6M signing bonus
Source(s): TVA / NHLPA
2022-23 $6,000,000 $6,245,986 98
$1M base salary + $5M signing bonus
Source(s): TVA / NHLPA
2023-24 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 214
($4M base salary + $2M signing bonus according to TVA.)
Source(s): NHLPA
Career Total: US $55,376,829
(In today's dollars: US $64,734,881)

NHL Rank: 181
(In today's dollars: 243)
Under Contract
2024-25 $5,000,000
$5M base salary and no signing bonus
Source(s): TVA
2025-26 $4,000,000
$4M base salary and no signing bonus
Source(s): TVA
2026-27 $5,000,000
$4M base salary + $1M signing bonus
Source(s): TVA
Under contract for: US $14,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $69,376,829