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NHL Fortune: $3,876,333

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Byron Froese’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,876,333 (US $4,142,712 in today's dollars), ranking #1858 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $1,525,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $5,401,333.

Birthdate: March 12, 1991
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 118
  • By: Chicago Blackhawks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $542,333 $618,482 770
Signed a two-year, two-way, contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $575,000 in the NHL and $85,000 in the AHL. Played 56 NHL and 4 AHL games, earning a pro-rated salary of $542,333.
Source: PennLive / NHLPA
2016-17 $134,000 $150,911 806 -$408,333 -75%
Played 6 NHL and 54 AHL games, earning a pro-rated salary of $134,000.
Source: PennLive
2017-18 $650,000 $716,771 749 $516,000 385%
$650,000 was his NHL contract. Played 48 NHL and 13 AHL games, likely earning a bit less as he probably had a two-way contract.
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $650,000 $699,673 988
$650,000 was his NHL contract. Played the whole season in the AHL, likely earning much less assuming that he had a two-way contract.
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $450,000 $475,769 946 -$200,000 -31%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year, two-way, contract with the Calgary Flames for $700,000 in the NHL and $450,000 in the AHL. Played the whole season in the AHL, earning $450,000.
Source: Howlings / The Tennesean
2020-21 $700,000 $731,105 906 $250,000 56%
On October 9, 2020, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $1.45M: $700k + $750k.
Source: NBC Sports / 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 $700,000 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 $750,000 $750,000 875 $50,000 7%
Source: NBC Sports / NHLPA
Career Total: US $3,876,333
(In today's dollars: US $4,142,712)

NHL Rank: 1858
(In today's dollars: 2097)
Under Contract
2022-23 $762,500
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights for $1.525M.
Source: NBC Sports
2023-24 $762,500
Source: NBC Sports
Under contract for: US $1,525,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $5,401,333

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