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NHL Fortune: $26,326,829

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Erik Gudbranson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$26,326,829 (US$27,740,549 in today's dollars), ranking #489 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Florida Panthers

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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
2012-13 $526,829 $593,535 517 -$373,171 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $900,000 $999,287 603 $373,171 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $2,250,000 $2,458,330 343 $1,350,000 150%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,750,000 $3,001,076 304 $500,000 22%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,500,000 $3,771,968 265 $750,000 27%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,500,000 $3,693,334 268
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,635,299 226 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,500,000 $4,552,805 228
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 301 -$1,500,000 -33%
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 $3,000,000 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$26,326,829
(In today's dollars: US$27,740,549)

NHL Rank: 489
(In today's dollars: 572)

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