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NHL Fortune: $98,667,358

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Patrick Marleau’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$98,667,358 (US$115,206,369 in today's dollars), ranking #17 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1997-98 $925,000 $1,490,534 229
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $925,000 $1,467,766 265
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $925,000 $1,436,310 297
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $770,000 $1,156,610 419 ($155,000) -17%
2001-02 $1,400,000 $2,045,090 248 $630,000 82%
2002-03 $1,800,000 $2,588,326 211 $400,000 29%
2003-04 $2,350,000 $3,304,256 176 $550,000 31%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,000,000 $5,297,967 40
2006-07 $4,000,000 $5,132,397 62
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $4,500,000 $5,613,823 64 $500,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,300,000 $7,568,778 36 $1,800,000 40%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,300,000 $7,595,591 39
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,900,000 $8,184,692 31 $600,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,900,000 $7,934,356 31
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,039,024 $4,550,434 34 ($2,860,976) -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,900,000 $7,661,204 29 $2,860,976 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,000,000 $7,648,137 29 $100,000 1%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,500,000 $7,093,452 55 ($500,000) -7%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,500,000 $7,005,083 62
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $8,500,000 $8,969,525 28 $2,000,000 31%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $6,180,399 101 ($2,500,000) -29%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,116,667 $4,164,973 250 ($1,883,333) -31%
On June 27, 2019, a few days after acquiring him in a trade, the Carolina Hurricanes bought-out his contract paying him his $3M signing bonus and $833,333 split over the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons ($416,667 per year). The San Jose Sharks then signed him for $700,000 per year. Earned his $3M signing bonus, $416,667 buyout and $700,000 salary.
Source: Luke DeCock / NHLPA
2020-21 $1,116,667 $1,116,667 486 ($3,000,000) -73%
On October 13, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks for $700,000. Earning his $700,000 salary + his last $416,667 buyout payment.
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 $1,116,667 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).
Source: NBC Sports / NHLPA / Luke DeCock
Total:
US$98,667,358

In today's dollars:
US$115,206,369
NHL Rank:
17

In today's dollars:
17

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