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Hockey Fortune: $44,362,347

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Christian Ehrhoff’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $44,362,347 (US $58,466,490 in today's dollars), ranking #284 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $3,428,568 for a projected hockey fortune of US $47,790,915.

Country of birth: Germany
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Christian Ehrhoff
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2005-06 $608,000 $943,024 504
Source(s): La Presse
2006-07 $800,000 $1,202,044 439
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $900,000 $1,314,797 409
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $2,750,000 $3,868,904 219
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $3,150,000 $4,447,352 203
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $3,400,000 $4,722,829 185
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $10,000,000 $13,465,813 2
During the summer, prior to the season, signed a ten-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $40M.
Source(s): NHLPA / The Hockey News / Book: Hockey Facts & Stats
2012-13 $4,682,927 $6,178,224 17
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $8,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $5,200,893 154
After the season, on June 29, 2014, the Buffalo Sabres bought out the 7 years left on his contract. Per the buyout, he is paid two-third of the remaining salary owed ($18M) resulting in $12M to be paid in equals yearly payments or $857,142 over 14 years.
Source(s): NHLPA / USA Today
2014-15 $4,857,142 $6,214,532 131
On July 1, 2014, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $4M. Earned his $4M salary plus $857,142 from the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): NHLPA / USA Today
2015-16 $2,357,142 $3,012,313 344
On August 23, 2015, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for $1.5M. Earned his $1.5M salary plus $857,142 from the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout. He never played again in the NHL after the season, playing two more years in Germany before retiring.
Source(s): NHLPA / USA Today
2016-17 $857,142 $1,081,740 609
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2017-18 $857,142 $1,059,189 592
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2018-19 $857,142 $1,033,923 746
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2019-20 $857,142 $1,015,522 702
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2020-21 $857,142 $1,003,201 710
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): 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 $857,142 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 $857,142 $958,038 741
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2022-23 $857,142 $887,012 757
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2023-24 $857,142 $857,142 733
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
Career Total: US $44,362,347
(In today's dollars: US $58,466,490)

NHL Rank: 284
(In today's dollars: 289)
Under Contract
2024-25 $857,142
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2025-26 $857,142
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2026-27 $857,142
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
2027-28 $857,142
From the Buffalo Sabres for his 2014 buyout.
Source(s): USA Today
Under contract for: US $3,428,568

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $47,790,915