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NHL Fortune: $70,176,463

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Joe Pavelski’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $70,176,463 (US $78,548,948 in today's dollars), ranking #75 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 $1,005,630 467
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $810,000 $1,055,961 465 $60,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,550,000 $1,945,959 333 $740,000 91%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,725,000 $2,173,336 310 $175,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $4,000,000 $4,958,268 120 $2,275,000 132%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,806,615 141
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $2,756,643 141 -$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 $4,641,140 154 $1,658,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,850,553 64 $2,000,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,842,461 72
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,757,218 72
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,616,351 86
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,458,524 101
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,458,108 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 $5,222,179 127 -$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).
2021-22 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 36 $3,000,000 60%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $70,176,463
(In today's dollars: US $78,548,948)

NHL Rank: 75
(In today's dollars: 105)

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