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NHL Fortune: $91,215,659

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Corey Perry’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$91,215,659 (US$100,250,303 in today's dollars), ranking #25 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$4,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$95,215,659.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 28
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $684,000 $905,952 454
2006-07 $684,000 $877,640 500
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $494,000 $616,273 686 -$190,000 -28%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85 $4,006,000 811%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,500,000 $7,836,720 35 $2,000,000 44%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,375,000 $6,375,757 68 -$1,125,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,375,000 $6,180,748 78
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,853,659 $3,214,980 97 -$2,521,341 -47%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,875,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. On March 18, 2013, signed a eight-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks, starting in 2013-14, for $69M.
Source: NHLPA / NHL
2013-14 $7,000,000 $7,772,236 23 $4,146,341 145%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $9,000,000 $9,833,319 14 $2,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $9,821,703 13
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $10,000,000 $10,777,051 8 $1,000,000 11%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,552,383 8
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,270,599 20 -$1,000,000 -10%
On June 19, 2019, after the season, the San Jose Sharks bought out the two seasons remaining on his contract for $11M (2/3 of the $15M left on his contract) to be paid as follows: $2M in 2019-20, $5M in 2020-21, $ 2M in 2021-22 and $2M in 2022-23. He then became a free agent.
Source: The Athletic / Los Angeles Times / NHLPA
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,058,672 180 -$4,000,000 -44%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $1.5M in base salary and $1.75M in performance-based incentives. According to the Dallas Morning News, on August 14, 2020, he had achieved $1.5M of those incentives. He also received $2M from the San Jose Sharks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 100 $750,000 15%
On December 28, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $750,000. He also received $5M from the San Jose Sharks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times / NBC Sports
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 $5,750,000 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$91,215,659
(In today's dollars: US$100,250,303)

NHL Rank: 25
(In today's dollars: 40)
Under Contract
2021-22 $2,000,000
He also received $2M from the San Jose Sharks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times.
2022-23 $2,000,000
He also received $2M from the San Jose Sharks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Under contract for: US$4,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$95,215,659

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