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NHL Fortune: $6,342,500


Markus Granlund’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$6,342,500 (US$6,591,692 in today's dollars), ranking #1370 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$972,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$7,314,500.

Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 45
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2014-15 $767,500 $838,564 624
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $850,000 $916,049 601
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $950,000 $1,002,476 482 $100,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,475,000 $1,519,348 496 $525,000 55%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,300,000 $1,315,255 523 -$175,000 -12%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $1.3M.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 532 -$300,000 -23%
On June 29, 2020, signed a 2-year contract with Salavat Yulaev of the Kontinental Hockey League for 70 million rubles ($1M based on the 2020 exchange rate of 70 rubles per $), including bonuses.
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 $1,000,000 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$6,342,500
(In today's dollars: US$6,591,692)

NHL Rank: 1370
(In today's dollars: 1536)
Under Contract
2021-22 $972,000
70 million rubles as base salary with Ufa Salavat Yulayev in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2021 exchange rate of 72 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Under contract for: US$972,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$7,314,500

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