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NHL Fortune: $87,051,829

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Erik Karlsson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $87,051,829 (US $94,509,364 in today's dollars), ranking #39 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C/LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2012
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 99
  • By: Carolina Hurricanes

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $875,000 $1,102,417 441
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $875,000 $1,084,621 468
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,051,447 536
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,926,829 $3,445,803 84 $2,051,829 234%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,500,000 $6,381,568 76 $2,573,171 88%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,500,000 $7,421,433 49 $1,000,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,982,871 38 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,883,422 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $7,719,076 54
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $8,073,155 40 $500,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $14,500,000 $15,330,322 6 $7,000,000 93%
On June 17, 2019, signed a eight-year contract with the San Jose Sharks for $92M.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $12,000,000 $12,533,230 5 -$2,500,000 -17%
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 $12,000,000 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 $14,500,000 $14,500,000 1 $2,500,000 21%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $87,051,829
(In today's dollars: US $94,509,364)

NHL Rank: 39
(In today's dollars: 60)

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