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NHL Fortune: $95,141,463

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John Tavares’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $95,141,463 (US $111,137,388 in today's dollars), ranking #32 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
2009-10 $900,000 $1,235,014 431
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,215,078 434
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,177,914 489
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $3,002,425 141
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 $6,318,681 90
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,000,000 $7,461,350 64
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,000,000 $7,452,536 72
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,000,000 $7,359,693 72
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $6,000,000 $7,206,266 86
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $15,900,000 $18,641,074 1
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 / The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
2019-20 $15,900,000 $18,309,317 2
$910,000 in salary and the balance as a bonus lump sum.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $12,000,000 $13,650,696 5
$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 played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $12,000,000 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).
2021-22 $9,350,000 $10,157,343 24
Source: NHLPA
2022-23 $7,950,000 $7,950,000 47
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $95,141,463
(In today's dollars: US $111,137,388)

NHL Rank: 32
(In today's dollars: 53)

 

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