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NHL Fortune: $79,693,415

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Paul Stastny’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$79,693,415 (US$87,451,136 in today's dollars), ranking #44 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 27, 1985
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 44
  • By: Colorado Avalanche

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2006-07 $535,000 $686,458 580
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $685,000 $854,549 532 $150,000 28%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $710,000 $852,989 550 $25,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,600,000 $7,957,285 34 $5,890,000 830%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,600,000 $7,828,836 34
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,600,000 $7,589,384 37
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,863,415 $4,352,589 39 -$2,736,585 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,600,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,600,000 $7,328,108 34 $2,736,585 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,500,000 $7,101,842 47 -$100,000 -2%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,500,000 $7,914,287 44 $500,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $7,725,499 40
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,500,000 $6,576,273 90 -$1,000,000 -13%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 106 -$1,000,000 -15%
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 $5,500,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$79,693,415
(In today's dollars: US$87,451,136)

NHL Rank: 44
(In today's dollars: 57)

His father Peter had a succesful NHL career, with salaries from a different era. His brother Yan also had a cup of coffee in the NHL.

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