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NHL Fortune: $81,936,585

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Henrik Zetterberg’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $81,936,585 (US $106,248,467 in today's dollars), ranking #49 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
2002-03 $875,000 $1,432,066 443
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $675,000 $1,080,235 509
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,400,000 $3,618,004 116
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $2,600,000 $3,797,014 138
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,700,000 $3,833,703 170
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,900,000 $3,965,444 210
On January 28, 2009, signed a 12-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings, starting in 2009-10, for $73M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?
2009-10 $7,400,000 $10,154,563 19
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,750,000 $10,463,175 15
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,750,000 $10,143,149 18
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,536,585 $5,817,199 20
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 $9,478,022 18
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,500,000 $9,326,688 24
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,500,000 $9,315,670 27
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,500,000 $9,199,617 33
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $8,407,311 54
Never played pro-hockey again after the season, due to back problem, but did not retired, collecting his salary for the last three seasons of his guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / Book: So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?
2018-19 $3,350,000 $3,927,522 315
Did not play, due to back injury, but had a guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / Book: So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?
2019-20 $1,000,000 $1,151,529 592
Did not play, due to back injury, but had a guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / Book: So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,137,558 544
Did not play, due to back injury, but had a guaranteed contract.
Source: NHLPA / Book: So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?
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 $1,000,000 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 Total: US $81,936,585
(In today's dollars: US $106,248,467)

NHL Rank: 49
(In today's dollars: 58)

 

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