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NHL Fortune: $45,316,646

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Rick DiPietro’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$45,316,646 (US$53,376,894 in today's dollars), ranking #196 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$12,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$57,316,646.

Birthdate: September 19, 1981
Country of birth: USA
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2000
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2003-04 $1,182,500 $1,662,674 339
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,500,000 $3,311,229 99
2006-07 $4,500,000 $5,773,947 44 $2,000,000 80%
On September 12, 2006, signed a 15-year contract with the New York Islanders for $67.5M ($4.5M per season).
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2007-08 $4,500,000 $5,613,823 64
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2009-10 $4,500,000 $5,425,422 91
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2010-11 $4,500,000 $5,337,843 90
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2011-12 $4,500,000 $5,174,580 106
Source: CBC Sports / NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $2,967,674 104 -$1,865,854 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. His last season in the NHL.
Source: CBC Sports
2013-14 $1,500,000 $1,665,479 452 -$1,134,146 -43%
On July 2, 2013, the New York Islanders bought out his contract for 2/3 of the remaining $36M value for the last 8 years. The $26M buyout was to be paid in installments of $1.5M over 16 years until the end of the 2028-29 season. He then signed a tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, played 5 games, was released and retired from pro-hockey.
Source: New York Times
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,638,887 401
Source: New York Times
2015-16 $1,500,000 $1,636,950 405
Source: New York Times
2016-17 $1,500,000 $1,616,558 421
Source: New York Times
2017-18 $1,500,000 $1,582,857 412
Source: New York Times
2018-19 $1,500,000 $1,545,100 485
Source: New York Times
2019-20 $1,500,000 $1,517,602 484
Source: New York Times
2020-21 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 455
Source: New York Times
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 $1,500,000 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$45,316,646
(In today's dollars: US$53,376,894)

NHL Rank: 196
(In today's dollars: 206)
Under Contract
2021-22 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2022-23 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2023-24 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2024-25 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2025-26 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2026-27 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2027-28 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
2028-29 $1,500,000
Source: New York Times
Under contract for: US$12,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$57,316,646

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