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NHL Fortune: $53,456,098

Description

Victor Hedman’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$53,456,098 (US$56,498,877 in today's dollars), ranking #137 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $900,000 $1,085,084 426
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 $856,098 95%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,000,000 $3,330,958 263 $1,243,902 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,370,364 171 $1,000,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,750,000 $6,274,977 99 $1,750,000 44%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,250,000 $4,580,247 195 -$1,500,000 -26%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $8,000,000 $8,441,906 30 $3,750,000 88%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $8,000,000 $8,240,532 31
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 33
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 $8,000,000 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$53,456,098
(In today's dollars: US$56,498,877)

NHL Rank: 137
(In today's dollars: 180)

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