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NHL Fortune: $7,030,000

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John Tortorella’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $7,030,000 (US $7,477,301 in today's dollars), ranking #1374 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $16,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $23,030,000.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1986-87 $6,000 $14,796
As coach of the Virginia Lancers in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, his first year as a pro hockey coach.
Source: Book: Behind the Bench
1987-88 $6,000 $14,274
As coach of the Virginia Lancers in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League.
Source: Book: Behind the Bench
1988-89 $18,000 $41,142
As coach of the New Haven Nighthawks, in the AHL.
Source: Book: Behind the Bench
2018-19 $2,000,000 $2,152,841 425
As coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. On September 12, 2018, signed a two-year contract extension starting in 2019-2020 for $2.5M per year.
Source: Associated Press / USA Today
2019-20 $2,500,000 $2,643,159 392 $500,000 25%
As coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Source: The Hockey News
2020-21 $2,500,000 $2,611,090 354
As coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Without a contract for the following season, he was not re-signed by the Blue Jackets.
Source: The Hockey News
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 $2,500,000 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 $0 $0 1307 -$2,500,000 -100%
Did not coach.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $7,030,000
(In today's dollars: US $7,477,301)

NHL Rank: 1374
(In today's dollars: 1557)
Under Contract
2022-23 $4,000,000
On June 16, 2022, signed a four-year contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for $16M.
Source: ESPN
2023-24 $4,000,000
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
Source: ESPN
2024-25 $4,000,000
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
Source: ESPN
2025-26 $4,000,000
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
Source: ESPN
Under contract for: US $16,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $23,030,000

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