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NHL Fortune: $100,413,695

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Zdeno Chara’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $100,413,695 (US $134,590,016 in today's dollars), ranking #17 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Slovakia
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 56
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1998-99 $875,000 $1,580,271 296
1999-00 $875,000 $1,546,404 319
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $632,500 $1,081,347 498
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,100,000 $1,828,881 305
2002-03 $1,750,000 $2,864,132 222
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $2,400,000 $3,840,835 175
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,724,000 $5,613,936 53
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $7,500,000 $10,952,924 7
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,500,000 $10,649,175 9
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,500,000 $10,255,458 14
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,500,000 $10,291,787 14
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,500,000 $10,125,653 18
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $8,500,000 $11,124,744 8
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,512,195 $4,503,638 55
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $8,000,000 $10,109,890 11
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,000,000 $8,704,908 31
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $8,694,625 38
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $6,133,078 136
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,000,000 $4,804,178 234
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,000,000 $5,861,973 178
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $2,000,000 $2,303,059 428
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $795,000 $904,359 790
As a free agent, on December 30, 2020, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $795,000.
Source: NBC Sports
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 $795,000 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 $814,760 876
On September 18, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for $750,000. On September 20, 2022, he announced his retirement as a player.
Source: NHLPA / Sportsnet
Career Total: US $100,413,695
(In today's dollars: US $134,590,016)

NHL Rank: 17
(In today's dollars: 18)