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NHL Fortune: $72,418,780

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Kris Letang’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $72,418,780 (US $80,391,635 in today's dollars), ranking #70 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $36,600,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $109,018,780.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 62
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $560,000 $730,047 606
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $685,000 $859,988 566 $125,000 22%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $625,000 $787,441 583 -$60,000 -9%
In March 2010, signed a four-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins, starting in 2010-11, for $14M.
Source: NHLPA / The Globe and Main
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,338,485 160 $2,875,000 460%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,205,788 189
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,412,062 185 -$1,451,220 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $4,060,998 208 $1,451,220 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,250,000 $8,277,752 28 $3,750,000 107%
Prior to the season, signed a eight-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $58M.
Source: NHLPA / Bleacher Report
2015-16 $7,250,000 $8,267,973 33
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,250,000 $8,164,972 39
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,250,000 $7,994,758 52
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,250,000 $7,804,050 52
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $7,250,000 $7,665,161 66
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,250,000 $7,572,160 51
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 $7,250,000 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 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 62
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $72,418,780
(In today's dollars: US $80,391,635)

NHL Rank: 70
(In today's dollars: 99)
Under Contract
2022-23 $8,000,000
On July 7 2022, signed a six-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $36.6M: $4M in salary and $4M in signing bonus in 2022-23; $8M in salary in 2023-24; $6.2M in salary in 2024-25; $4.8M in salary in 2025-26; $1M in salary and $3.8M in signing bonus in 2026-27 and 2027-28.
Source: NBC Sports / Pierre LeBrun
2023-24 $8,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $6,200,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2025-26 $4,800,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2026-27 $4,800,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2027-28 $4,800,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US $36,600,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $109,018,780

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