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NHL Fortune: $6,590,000


Mathew Barzal’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$6,590,000 (US$6,675,895 in today's dollars), ranking #1350 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$17,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$23,590,000.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2015
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 16
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2017-18 $925,000 $976,095 486
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $832,500 $857,530 752 -$92,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $832,500 $842,269 703
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 201 $3,167,500 380%
On January 9, 2021, as a restricted free agent, signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders for $21M: $3M in salary and $1M in signing bonus in 2020-21; $7M salary in 2021-22; and $10M salary in 2022-23.
Source: NHLPA / NBC Sports / TSN
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 $4,000,000 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$6,590,000
(In today's dollars: US$6,675,895)

NHL Rank: 1350
(In today's dollars: 1527)
Under Contract
2021-22 $7,000,000
Source: TSN
2022-23 $10,000,000
Source: TSN
Under contract for: US$17,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$23,590,000

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