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NHL Fortune: $55,956,098

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Evander Kane’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$55,956,098 (US$59,427,937 in today's dollars), ranking #119 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Atlanta Thrashers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $900,000 $1,085,084 426
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 $856,098 95%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,500,000 $4,996,437 122 $2,743,902 156%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,555,546 62 $1,500,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,547,802 69
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,466,231 71
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,270,599 20 $3,000,000 50%
Prior to the season, signed a seven-year contract with the San Jose Sharks for $49M.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48 -$1,000,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 77 -$2,000,000 -25%
On January 9, 2021, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy claiming $26.8M in debt and $10.2M in assets (three homes) and facing six lawsuits, court actions and administrative proceedings with lending agencies. He is said to have seven dependents living with him and gambling is a reason cited for his financial problems.
Source: NHLPA / The Athletic / USA Today
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 $6,000,000 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$55,956,098
(In today's dollars: US$59,427,937)

NHL Rank: 119
(In today's dollars: 163)

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