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Hockey Fortune: $78,401,220

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Blake Wheeler’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $78,401,220 (US $94,912,163 in today's dollars), ranking #71 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $2,750,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $81,151,220.

Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Blake Wheeler
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2008-09 $875,000 $1,238,330 438
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $875,000 $1,242,717 441
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $2,200,000 $3,074,108 281
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $2,450,000 $3,318,729 304
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $1,551,220 $2,058,698 282
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,650,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $4,600,000 $6,016,569 120
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $5,800,000 $7,464,983 83
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $5,800,000 $7,456,164 99
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $5,800,000 $7,363,277 104
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $5,800,000 $7,209,775 119
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $5,800,000 $7,037,792 134
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $11,918,173 20
Source(s): NHLPA
2020-21 $6,500,000 $7,652,821 66
Source(s): 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 $6,500,000 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).
2021-22 $10,000,000 $11,243,542 14
Source(s): NHLPA
2022-23 $6,500,000 $6,766,484 77
Source(s): NHLPA
2023-24 $3,850,000 $3,850,000 318
On June 30, 2023, the Winnipeg Jets bought out the 1 year left on his contract and he became a free agent. Per the buyout, he is paid two-third of the remaining salary owed ($8.25M) over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract resulting in $5.5M to be paid in equals yearly payments of $2.75M over 2 years. On July 1, 2023, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with New York Rangers for $800,000 in base salary plus performance bonuses of up to $300,000 . Earnings: Salary of $800,000, plus $3000,000 of assumed earned bonuses, plus $2.75 buyout.
Source(s): Sportsnet / The Athletic / NHLPA
Career Total: US $78,401,220
(In today's dollars: US $94,912,163)

NHL Rank: 71
(In today's dollars: 100)
Under Contract
2024-25 $2,750,000
His 2023 buyout payment.
Source(s): The Athletic
Under contract for: US $2,750,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $81,151,220