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NHL Fortune: $23,487,195

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Brendan Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $23,487,195 (US $25,825,047 in today's dollars), ranking #596 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $2,200,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $25,687,195.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 27
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $875,000 $1,084,621 468
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,051,447 536
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $512,195 $603,016 577 -$362,805 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $875,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,250,000 $1,450,356 524 $737,805 144%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,275,000 $1,455,743 449 $25,000 2%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,250,000 $2,565,923 348 $975,000 76%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,250,000 $3,660,160 286 $1,000,000 44%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,525,000 $4,870,804 224
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,525,000 $4,784,118 229
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,350,000 $3,498,860 283 -$1,175,000 -26%
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 $3,350,000 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 $800,000 $800,000 824 -$2,550,000 -76%
On July 29, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes for $800,000.
Source: NBC Sports / NHLPA
Career Total: US $23,487,195
(In today's dollars: US $25,825,047)

NHL Rank: 596
(In today's dollars: 686)
Under Contract
2022-23 $1,100,000
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for $2.2M.
Source: Sportsnet
2023-24 $1,100,000
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $2,200,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $25,687,195

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