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NHL Fortune: $98,283,390

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Henrik Lundqvist’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $98,283,390 (US $114,771,811 in today's dollars), ranking #20 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2000
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 205
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $817,000 $1,130,806 417
2006-07 $817,000 $1,095,467 437
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $4,250,000 $5,540,537 78 $3,433,000 420%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,750,000 $9,729,796 13 $3,500,000 82%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,875,000 $8,661,846 32 -$875,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,750,000 $9,606,645 15 $875,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,875,000 $8,261,370 34 -$875,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,024,390 $4,737,979 35 -$2,850,610 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,875,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,125,000 $5,946,461 89 $1,100,610 27%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $11,000,000 $12,559,348 3 $5,875,000 115%
Before the season, signed a seven-year contract with the New York Rangers for $59.5M.
Source: NHLPA / Forbes
2015-16 $10,000,000 $11,404,101 6 -$1,000,000 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,500,000 $10,698,929 12 -$500,000 -5%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,924,527 18 -$500,000 -5%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $8,073,155 40 -$1,500,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $7,000,000 $7,400,845 69 -$500,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $0 $0 1284 -$7,000,000 -100%
On October 9, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $1.5M. On December 17, 2020, he announced that he would not play in 2020-21 due to a heart condition.
Source: NBC Sports / Washington Post
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 $0 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 Total: US $98,283,390
(In today's dollars: US $114,771,811)

NHL Rank: 20
(In today's dollars: 34)

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