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NHL Fortune: $77,841,463

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John Tavares’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$77,841,463 (US$81,742,740 in today's dollars), ranking #50 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $900,000 $1,085,084 426
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $2,637,933 137 $1,441,463 160%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,551,597 89 $2,658,537 114%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $6,555,546 62 $1,000,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $6,547,802 69
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $6,466,231 71
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $6,331,430 85
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $15,900,000 $16,378,057 1 $9,900,000 165%
On July 1, 2018, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the Tornto Maples Leafs for $77M.
Source: NHLPA / The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
2019-20 $15,900,000 $16,086,576 2
$910,000 in salary and the balance as a bonus lump sum.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 5 -$3,900,000 -25%
$11.09M of his $12M compensation paid as a bonus lump sum to protect himself against possible lockout.
Source: USA Today / 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 $12,000,000 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$77,841,463
(In today's dollars: US$81,742,740)

NHL Rank: 50
(In today's dollars: 71)

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