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NHL Fortune: $107,047,056

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Ryan Suter’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $107,047,056 (US $131,147,796 in today's dollars), ranking #13 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $15,266,664 for a projected hockey fortune of 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
2005-06 $942,400 $1,420,670 354
2006-07 $471,200 $688,136 667
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $942,400 $1,338,104 396
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,785,880 145
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,802,834 147
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,725,305 160
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,580,777 189
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $7,024,390 $9,007,276 4
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 $15,164,835 2
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $11,000,000 $13,679,142 3
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $11,178,803 13
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $11,039,540 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $10,809,399 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $10,551,551 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,000,000 $10,363,764 35
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $9,100,464 33
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 $3,077,982 338
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, $4M in 2022-23 and unknown breakdown for following 2 seasons). 2021-22 revenus: $2M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic / NHLPA
2022-23 $4,833,333 $4,833,333 206
2022-23 revenus: $4M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic
Career Total: US $107,047,056
(In today's dollars: US $131,147,796)

NHL Rank: 13
(In today's dollars: 24)
Under Contract
2023-24 $5,133,333
2023-24 revenus: $4.3M salary + $833,333 buyout payment.
Source: The Athletic
2024-25 $5,133,333
2024-25 revenus: $4.3M 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 $15,266,664

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

 

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