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NHL Fortune: $62,176,463

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Joe Pavelski’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$62,176,463 (US$67,513,585 in today's dollars), ranking #88 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 11, 1984
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 205
  • By: San Jose Sharks

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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 $750,000 $962,325 460
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $810,000 $1,010,488 461 $60,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,550,000 $1,862,160 328 $740,000 91%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,725,000 $2,079,745 305 $175,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $4,000,000 $4,744,749 118 $2,275,000 132%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $2,637,933 137 -$1,658,537 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $4,441,277 151 $1,658,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,555,546 62 $2,000,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,547,802 69
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,466,231 71
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,180,399 101
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48 $2,000,000 33%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $21M.
Source: The Tennessean / NHLPA
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 128 -$3,000,000 -38%
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 $5,000,000 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$62,176,463
(In today's dollars: US$67,513,585)

NHL Rank: 88
(In today's dollars: 127)

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