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NHL Fortune: $42,350,000

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Johnny Gaudreau’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $42,350,000 (US $45,358,583 in today's dollars), ranking #262 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $68,250,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $110,600,000.

Country of birth: USA
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 104
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2014-15 $925,000 $1,056,127 513
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $925,000 $1,054,879 491
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,750,000 $7,601,871 59 $5,825,000 630%
Prior to the season, signed a six-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $40.5M.
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,750,000 $7,443,395 69
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,750,000 $7,265,840 73
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,750,000 $7,136,529 80
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,750,000 $7,049,942 63
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 $6,750,000 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 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 81
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $42,350,000
(In today's dollars: US $45,358,583)

NHL Rank: 262
(In today's dollars: 322)
Under Contract
2022-23 $9,750,000
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets for $68.25M.
Source: Sportsnet
2023-24 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2024-25 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2025-26 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2026-27 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2027-28 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2028-29 $9,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $68,250,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $110,600,000

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