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NHL Fortune: $30,625,000

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James van Riemsdyk’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$30,625,000 (US$31,709,623 in today's dollars), ranking #391 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $875,000 $1,054,943 436
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $875,000 $1,037,914 459
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $875,000 $1,006,168 527
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,000,000 $5,276,191 151
On July 1, 2018, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $35M.
Source: NHLPA / ESPN
2018-19 $8,000,000 $8,240,532 31 $3,000,000 60%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 55 -$1,000,000 -13%
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 $7,000,000 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$30,625,000
(In today's dollars: US$31,709,623)

NHL Rank: 391
(In today's dollars: 477)

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