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Hockey Fortune: $108,012,389

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Zach Parise’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $108,012,389 (US $137,003,548 in today's dollars), ranking #17 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $4,166,665 for a projected hockey fortune of US $112,179,054.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Zach Parise
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2005-06 $703,000 $1,090,372 450
2006-07 $703,000 $1,056,296 490
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $2,000,000 $2,921,771 234
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,517,185 231
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $3,000,000 $4,235,574 208
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $5,000,000 $6,945,336 75
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $8,079,488 52
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $7,024,390 $9,267,337 6
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(s): NHLPA / NJ.com
2013-14 $12,000,000 $15,602,679 2
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $11,000,000 $14,074,090 3
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $11,501,561 13
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $11,358,277 16
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $11,121,492 18
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $10,856,198 19
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $9,000,000 $10,662,990 35
Source(s): NHLPA
2020-21 $8,000,000 $9,363,215 33
Source(s): 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 $1,583,333 $1,769,711 480
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: $833,333 buyout payment in 2021-22. On September 10, 2021, as a free agent, signed a $750,000 contract with the New York Islanders. Season earning: $750,000 salary + $833,333 buyout. On March 20, 2020, signed a one-year contract extension with the New York Islanders, for 2022-23, for $1.5.
Source(s): The Athletic / NHLPA / CBS News
2022-23 $2,333,333 $2,414,645 429
Salary of $1.5M plus his $833,333 payment for the July 2021 buyout of his contract. (Has a salary of $750,000 according to the NHLPA.)
Source(s): The Athletic / CBS News
2023-24 $1,165,333 $1,165,333 558
On January 26, 2024, as a free agent, signed a contract to finish the season with the Colorado Avalanches for an annual salary of $825,000 prorated at approximately $332,000 for the rest of the season. Earned the $833,333 payment on the July 2021 buyout of his contract plus his prorated salary of $332,000.
Source(s): The Athletic / Sportsnet
Career Total: US $108,012,389
(In today's dollars: US $137,003,548)

NHL Rank: 17
(In today's dollars: 22)
Under Contract
2024-25 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source(s): The Athletic
2025-26 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source(s): The Athletic
2026-27 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source(s): The Athletic
2027-28 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source(s): The Athletic
2028-29 $833,333
$833,333 payment on July 2021 buyout of his contract.
Source(s): The Athletic
Under contract for: US $4,166,665

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $112,179,054

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