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NHL Fortune: $73,463,780

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Claude Giroux’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$73,463,780 (US$81,313,985 in today's dollars), ranking #64 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 22
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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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 $850,000 $1,058,059 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,061,807 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $765,000 $940,200 538 -$85,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,276,429 263 $1,985,000 259%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,391,538 180 -$701,220 -25%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,752,060 89 $2,951,220 144%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $11,320,436 7 $5,000,000 100%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $10,176,356 13 -$1,000,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $10,049,581 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,840,078 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,605,352 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,386,138 48 -$1,000,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,200,000 $7,455,951 53 -$800,000 -10%
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 $7,200,000 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 Total: US$73,463,780
(In today's dollars: US$81,313,985)

NHL Rank: 64
(In today's dollars: 89)

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