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NHL Fortune: $99,380,390

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Ryan Suter’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$99,380,390 (US$108,279,967 in today's dollars), ranking #16 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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 $1,248,201 351
2006-07 $471,200 $604,596 659 -$471,200 -50%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $942,400 $1,175,659 391 $471,200 100%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,204,877 141 $2,557,600 271%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,219,773 145
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,151,656 158
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,024,673 186
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $7,024,390 $7,913,798 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 $13,323,832 2 $4,975,610 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $11,000,000 $12,018,501 3 -$1,000,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $9,821,703 13 -$2,000,000 -18%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $9,699,346 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,497,144 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,270,599 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,000,000 $9,105,609 35
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 33 -$1,000,000 -11%
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 $8,000,000 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$99,380,390
(In today's dollars: US$108,279,967)

NHL Rank: 16
(In today's dollars: 32)

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