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NHL Fortune: $34,876,829

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Chris Kreider’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$34,876,829 (US$36,344,745 in today's dollars), ranking #319 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$35,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$70,376,829.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 19
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2012-13 $526,829 $593,535 517
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $900,000 $999,287 603 $373,171 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $2,350,000 $2,567,589 336 $1,450,000 161%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,600,000 $2,837,381 314 $250,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,388,525 134 $2,400,000 92%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,000,000 $5,276,191 151
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,635,299 226 -$500,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,046,937 256 -$500,000 -11%
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: NHLPA / New York Post / TVA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 14 $6,000,000 150%
$2M base salary + $8M signing bonus
Source: 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).
Career Earnings: US$34,876,829
(In today's dollars: US$36,344,745)

NHL Rank: 319
(In today's dollars: 388)
Under Contract
2021-22 $9,500,000
$3.5M base salary + $6M signing bonus
Source: TVA
2022-23 $6,000,000
$1M base salary + $5M signing bonus
Source: TVA
2023-24 $6,000,000
$4M base salary + $2M signing bonus
Source: TVA
2024-25 $5,000,000
$5M base salary and no signing bonus
Source: TVA
2025-26 $4,000,000
$4M base salary and no signing bonus
Source: TVA
2026-27 $5,000,000
$4M base salary + $1M signing bonus
Source: TVA
Under contract for: US$35,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$70,376,829

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