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NHL Fortune: $43,831,098

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Zach Bogosian’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $43,831,098 (US $49,208,598 in today's dollars), ranking #242 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $1,800,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $45,631,098.

Birthdate: July 15, 1990
Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2008
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Atlanta Thrashers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $875,000 $1,098,525 438
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $875,000 $1,102,417 441
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $875,000 $1,084,621 468
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,000,000 $2,403,308 331 $1,125,000 129%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $2,067,482 238 -$243,902 -12%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $4,641,140 154 $2,243,902 128%
Signed a 7-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets for $36M.
Source: NHLPA / The Score
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,567,036 176
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,250,000 $5,987,153 126 $1,250,000 31%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,250,000 $5,912,566 131
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,500,000 $6,064,989 128 $250,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,458,524 101 $500,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,700,000 $6,026,402 146 -$300,000 -5%
On February 17, 2020, he was suspended by the Buffalo Sabres after he failed to report to the AHL after clearing waivers, and the remainder of his contract ($6M for 2019-20), which was at its final year, was terminated. He forfeited the $1.6M left to pay for the rest of the season and became a free agent. On February 23, 2020, he signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $1.3M for the remainder of the season.
Source: NHLPA / Buffalo News / The National Post
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,044,436 545 -$4,700,000 -82%
On October 10, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $1M.
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 $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).
2021-22 $750,000 $750,000 875 -$250,000 -25%
On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $2.55M.
Source: NHL.com / NHLPA
Career Total: US $43,831,098
(In today's dollars: US $49,208,598)

NHL Rank: 242
(In today's dollars: 277)
Under Contract
2022-23 $900,000
Source: NHL.com
2023-24 $900,000
Source: NHL.com
Under contract for: US $1,800,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $45,631,098

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