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NHL Fortune: $55,886,890

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John Carlson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$55,886,890 (US$58,659,728 in today's dollars), ranking #120 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2008
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 27
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $875,000 $1,037,914 459
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $787,500 $905,551 585 -$87,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,224,390 $2,506,036 164 $1,436,890 182%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $4,441,277 151 $1,775,610 80%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,370,364 171
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,000,000 $4,365,201 197
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,310,820 214
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,000,000 $4,220,953 234
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $12,000,000 $12,360,798 5 $8,000,000 200%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $12,000,000 $12,140,812 10
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 33 -$4,000,000 -33%
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 $8,000,000 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$55,886,890
(In today's dollars: US$58,659,728)

NHL Rank: 120
(In today's dollars: 167)

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