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NHL Fortune: $12,785,939

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Paul Byron’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$12,785,939 (US$13,282,319 in today's dollars), ranking #891 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$6,800,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$19,585,939.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 179
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2012-13 $342,439 $385,798 822
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $585,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $643,500 $714,491 740 $301,061 88%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $600,000 $655,555 703 -$43,500 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $900,000 $982,170 538 $300,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,300,000 $1,401,017 438 $400,000 44%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,200,000 $1,266,286 437 -$100,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,000,000 $1,030,067 579 -$200,000 -17%
Sept. 23, 2018: Signed 4-year extension with Montreal starting in 2019-20 for $13.6M (breakdown: $4M, $2.8M, $4M, $2.8M)
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,046,937 256 $3,000,000 300%
Source: NHLPA / TSN
2020-21 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 321 -$1,200,000 -30%
Source: TSN / 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 $2,800,000 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$12,785,939
(In today's dollars: US$13,282,319)

NHL Rank: 891
(In today's dollars: 1017)
Under Contract
2021-22 $4,000,000
Source: TSN
2022-23 $2,800,000
Source: TSN
Under contract for: US$6,800,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$19,585,939

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