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NHL Fortune: $64,231,098

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Evander Kane’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $64,231,098 (US $76,085,471 in today's dollars), ranking #104 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $14,250,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $78,481,098.

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
2009-10 $900,000 $1,235,014 431
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,215,078 434
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,177,914 489
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $2,251,819 238
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 $5,686,813 125
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $7,461,350 64
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $7,452,536 72
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $7,359,693 72
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $7,206,266 86
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $10,551,551 20
Prior to the season, signed a seven-year contract with the San Jose Sharks for $49M.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $9,212,235 48
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,825,348 76
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 played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $6,000,000 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).
2021-22 $2,025,000 $2,199,852 411
Prior to the season for which he had a $7M contract, was suspended by the NHL for 21 games for violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 propocol. With a contract for $7M for the season, he forfeited $1,792,683 because of the suspension. He returned with San Jose's AHL team in early December 2021 and on January 10, 2022, the Sharks placed him on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract, citing a breach of contract and violation of AHL COVID-19 protocols. He cleared waivers the next day and the NHLPA filed a grievance on his behalf. With the contract termination, he walked away from the remaining of his 2021-22 salary and $22M+ left in salary between 2022-23 and the end of the 2024-25 season. On January 27, 2022, as a free agent, he signed a contract with the Edmonton Oilers, for the rest of the season, for the NHL's minimum salary ($750,000 per season) and a signing bonus of $625,000. 2021-22 earnings: $1M salary for about 1 month with San Jose + $625,000 signing bonus with Edmonton + $400,000 pro-rated salary (4 months out of a 7.5-month season) with Edmonton = $2.025M.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
2022-23 $6,250,000 $6,250,000 91
On July 13, 2022, signed a four-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $20.5M.
Source: Sportsnet / NHLPA
Career Total: US $64,231,098
(In today's dollars: US $76,085,471)

NHL Rank: 104
(In today's dollars: 148)
Under Contract
2023-24 $4,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2024-25 $4,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
2025-26 $4,750,000
Source: Sportsnet
Under contract for: US $14,250,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $78,481,098

 

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