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NHL Fortune: $70,373,829

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Ryan Kesler’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$70,373,829 (US$77,073,252 in today's dollars), ranking #66 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 23
  • By: Vancouver Canucks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $722,000 $956,283 443
2006-07 $1,900,000 $2,437,889 215 $1,178,000 163%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,750,000 $2,183,153 249 -$150,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,750,000 $2,102,438 301
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,750,000 $2,109,886 299
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,000,000 $5,930,936 73 $3,250,000 186%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,000,000 $5,749,533 81
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,926,829 $3,297,416 83 -$2,073,171 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,551,597 89 $2,073,171 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,000,000 $5,462,955 107
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,000,000 $5,456,502 124
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,875,000 $8,486,928 32 $2,875,000 58%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,675,000 $7,043,715 72 -$1,200,000 -15%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,675,000 $6,875,694 83
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,675,000 $6,753,327 88
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,675,000 $6,675,000 66
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 $6,675,000 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$70,373,829
(In today's dollars: US$77,073,252)

NHL Rank: 66
(In today's dollars: 91)

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