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NHL Fortune: $78,463,780

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Claude Giroux’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $78,463,780 (US $87,011,829 in today's dollars), ranking #58 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $19,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $97,963,780.

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 $1,067,139 463
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,070,919 464
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $765,000 $948,269 547 -$85,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,304,548 267 $1,985,000 259%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,412,062 185 -$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 $5,801,425 90 $2,951,220 144%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $11,417,589 8 $5,000,000 100%
Prior to the season, signed a eight-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $66.2M.
Source: NHLPA / NBC Sports
2015-16 $9,000,000 $10,263,691 13 -$1,000,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $10,135,828 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,924,527 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,687,786 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,458,108 48 -$1,000,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,200,000 $7,519,938 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).
2021-22 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 163 -$2,200,000 -31%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $78,463,780
(In today's dollars: US $87,011,829)

NHL Rank: 58
(In today's dollars: 80)
Under Contract
2022-23 $7,000,000
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $19.5M: $7M + $7M + $5.5M.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2023-24 $7,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $5,500,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US $19,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $97,963,780

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