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NHL Fortune: $33,959,756

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Mats Zuccarello’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$33,959,756 (US$35,800,557 in today's dollars), ranking #334 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 1, 1987

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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 $409,756 $461,638 668 -$490,244 -54%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $700,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,150,000 $1,276,867 523 $740,244 181%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,824,069 225 $2,350,000 204%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,500,000 $4,910,851 156 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,500,000 $4,849,673 172
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,748,572 202
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,635,299 226
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,058,672 180 $500,000 11%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the Minnesota Wild for $30M.
Source: The Tennessean / NHLPA
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 128
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 $5,000,000 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$33,959,756
(In today's dollars: US$35,800,557)

NHL Rank: 334
(In today's dollars: 397)

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