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NHL Fortune: $27,210,000

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Ryan Ellis’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$27,210,000 (US$28,311,326 in today's dollars), ranking #471 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $810,000 $899,359 657
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,638,887 401 $690,000 85%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,000,000 $2,182,601 360 $500,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,500,000 $2,694,263 339 $500,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,000,000 $3,165,715 300 $500,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,500,000 $3,605,233 301 $500,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $7,700,000 $7,790,354 57 $4,200,000 120%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 115 -$2,400,000 -31%
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 $5,300,000 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$27,210,000
(In today's dollars: US$28,311,326)

NHL Rank: 471
(In today's dollars: 560)

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