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NHL Fortune: $102,213,723

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Ryan Suter’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$102,213,723 (US$115,981,501 in today's dollars), ranking #14 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$20,099,997 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$122,313,720.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 7
  • By: Nashville Predators

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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 $942,400 $1,304,372 352
2006-07 $471,200 $631,804 662 -$471,200 -50%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $942,400 $1,228,565 393 $471,200 100%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,394,101 142 $2,557,600 271%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,409,667 145
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,338,485 158
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,205,788 186
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $7,024,390 $8,269,928 4 $3,524,390 101%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $12,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. On July 4, 2012, as a free agent, signed a 13-year contract with the Minnesota Wild for $98M.
Source: NHLPA / NJ.com
2013-14 $12,000,000 $13,923,420 2 $4,975,610 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $11,000,000 $12,559,348 3 -$1,000,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $10,263,691 13 -$2,000,000 -18%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $10,135,828 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,924,527 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,687,786 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,000,000 $9,515,372 35
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $8,355,487 33 -$1,000,000 -11%
Source: 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 $8,000,000 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 $2,833,333 $2,833,333 331 -$5,166,667 -65%
On July 13, 2021, the Minnesota Wild bought out the $10M left on the 4 years remaining on his contract for $6,666,667 to be paid over the following 8 years. On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $14.6M ($2M in 2021-22 and unknown breakdown for following 3 seasons). 2021-22 revenus: $2M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic / NHLPA
Career Total: US$102,213,723
(In today's dollars: US$115,981,501)

NHL Rank: 14
(In today's dollars: 28)
Under Contract
2022-23 $5,033,333
2022-23 revenus: $4.2M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic
2023-24 $5,033,333
2023-24 revenus: $4.2M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic
2024-25 $5,033,333
2024-25 revenus: $4.2M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic
2025-26 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
2026-27 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
2027-28 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
2028-29 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
2029-30 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
2030-31 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source: The Athletic
Under contract for: US$20,099,997

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$122,313,720

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