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NHL Fortune: $46,775,000


Connor McDavid’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$46,775,000 (US$47,609,438 in today's dollars), ranking #184 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2015
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2015-16 $925,000 $1,009,453 487
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $925,000 $996,877 518
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $925,000 $976,095 486
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $15,000,000 $15,450,998 2 $14,075,000 1522%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $15,000,000 $15,176,015 4
Also earned $3.5M in endorsements, making him the best-paid NHLer in 2019-20 according to Forbes.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 3 -$1,000,000 -7%
According to USA Today, per his contract he is earning $13M in compensation with $12M paid as a bonus before the season to protect himself against a possible lockout.
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 $14,000,000 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$46,775,000
(In today's dollars: US$47,609,438)

NHL Rank: 184
(In today's dollars: 247)

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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