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NHL Fortune: $39,481,098

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Craig Anderson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$39,481,098 (US$43,108,087 in today's dollars), ranking #262 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 21, 1981
Country of birth: USA
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2001
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 73
  • By: Chicago Blackhawks

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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 $450,000 $596,021 622
2007-08 $525,000 $654,946 623
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $575,000 $690,801 624 $50,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,500,000 $1,808,474 322 $925,000 161%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,125,000 $2,520,648 280 $625,000 42%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,162,243 263 $625,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 -$993,902 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $3,886,118 205 $1,743,902 99%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,824,069 225
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,750,000 $5,183,676 149 $1,250,000 36%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,750,000 $5,119,099 167
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,100,000 $3,271,239 297 -$1,650,000 -35%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,500,000 $5,665,366 146 $2,400,000 77%
Signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $ 9.5M
Source: NHLPA / CBC
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,046,937 256 -$1,500,000 -27%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $700,000 $700,000 900 -$3,300,000 -83%
On January 13, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $700,000.
Source: 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 $700,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$39,481,098
(In today's dollars: US$43,108,087)

NHL Rank: 262
(In today's dollars: 293)

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