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NHL Fortune: $82,186,585

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Henrik Zetterberg’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$82,186,585 (US$93,681,625 in today's dollars), ranking #37 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1999
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 210
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2002-03 $875,000 $1,258,214 436
2003-04 $675,000 $949,095 502 -$200,000 -23%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,650,000 $3,509,903 95
2006-07 $2,600,000 $3,336,058 132 -$50,000 -2%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,700,000 $3,368,294 166 $100,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,900,000 $3,484,041 206 $200,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,400,000 $8,921,805 19 $4,500,000 155%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,750,000 $9,192,951 13 $350,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,750,000 $8,911,776 16
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,536,585 $5,110,994 20 -$3,213,415 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $7,750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $7,500,000 $8,327,395 16 $2,963,415 65%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,500,000 $8,194,433 22
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,500,000 $8,184,752 26
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,500,000 $8,082,788 33
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $7,386,668 53 -$500,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,350,000 $3,450,723 316 -$3,650,000 -52%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,000,000 $1,011,734 582 -$2,350,000 -70%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 520
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 $1,000,000 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$82,186,585
(In today's dollars: US$93,681,625)

NHL Rank: 37
(In today's dollars: 46)

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