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NHL Fortune: $97,215,659

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Corey Perry’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $97,215,659 (US $120,336,168 in today's dollars), ranking #27 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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
2005-06 $684,000 $1,031,131 460
2006-07 $684,000 $998,907 507
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $494,000 $701,426 691
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $6,153,275 89
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,500,000 $8,919,549 36
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,375,000 $7,256,718 70
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,375,000 $7,034,765 80
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,853,659 $3,659,206 98
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 $8,846,154 25
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $9,000,000 $11,192,025 15
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $11,178,803 13
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $10,000,000 $12,266,156 8
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $12,010,444 8
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $10,551,551 20
On June 19, 2019, after the season, the Anaheim Ducks 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 $5,757,647 180
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 Anaheim Ducks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,750,000 $6,540,958 99
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 Anaheim Ducks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times / NBC Sports
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 $5,750,000 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 $2,750,000 $2,987,454 343
On July 29, 2021, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $2M. According to the NHLPA, the breakdown is: $750,000 + $1.25M. Earnings for the season: $750,000 salary + $2M from the Anaheim Ducks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times / Sportsnet
2022-23 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 332
Earnings: $1.25M salary + $2M from the Anaheim Ducks from his 2018-19 buyout.
Source: Los Angeles Times / Sportsnet / NHLPA
Career Total: US $97,215,659
(In today's dollars: US $120,336,168)

NHL Rank: 27
(In today's dollars: 40)

 

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