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NHL Fortune: $21,298,963

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Rickard Rakell’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$21,298,963 (US$22,193,204 in today's dollars), ranking #615 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 30
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2012-13 $541,463 $610,022 475
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $925,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $925,000 $1,010,647 502
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $832,500 $908,508 581 -$92,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,800,000 $4,095,279 247 $2,967,500 356%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,800,000 $4,009,905 257
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,800,000 $3,914,253 286
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $3,800,000 $3,844,590 288
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 242
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 $3,800,000 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$21,298,963
(In today's dollars: US$22,193,204)

NHL Rank: 615
(In today's dollars: 712)

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