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NHL Fortune: $77,929,878

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Drew Doughty’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$77,929,878 (US$83,235,200 in today's dollars), ranking #49 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2008
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Los Angeles Kings

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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 $875,000 $1,051,219 433
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $875,000 $1,054,943 436
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $875,000 $1,037,914 459
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,899,440 50 $5,125,000 586%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,804,878 $4,286,640 41 -$2,195,122 -37%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,700,000 $7,439,140 31 $2,895,122 76%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,000,000 $7,648,137 29 $300,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,100,000 $7,748,232 36 $100,000 1%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,450,000 $8,028,903 38 $350,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,600,000 $8,019,811 43 $150,000 2%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,650,000 $7,880,009 39 $50,000 1%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $12,000,000 $12,140,812 10 $4,350,000 57%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 14 -$2,000,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $10,000,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Earnings: US$77,929,878
(In today's dollars: US$83,235,200)

NHL Rank: 49
(In today's dollars: 69)

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