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NHL Fortune: $49,635,732

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Kyle Okposo’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$49,635,732 (US$52,802,522 in today's dollars), ranking #163 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 7
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $765,000 $907,433 538 -$85,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $1,000,000 $1,149,907 441 $235,000 31%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,170,732 $1,318,966 311 $170,732 17%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,000,000 $3,330,958 263 $1,829,268 156%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,824,069 225 $500,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,500,000 $4,910,851 156 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $8,000,000 $8,621,641 23 $3,500,000 78%
On July 1 2016, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $42M.
Source: NHLPA / Star Tribune
2017-18 $8,000,000 $8,441,906 30
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,180,399 101 -$2,000,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,000,000 $6,070,406 103
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 77
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 $6,000,000 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$49,635,732
(In today's dollars: US$52,802,522)

NHL Rank: 163
(In today's dollars: 213)

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