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NHL Fortune: $63,098,780

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Tuukka Rask’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$63,098,780 (US$67,650,528 in today's dollars), ranking #87 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Country of birth: Finland
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 21
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $850,000 $1,060,389 426
On May 5, 2007, signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins. Unclear if it was a two-way contract.
Source: NHLPA / Boston Globe
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Assumed salary based on documented salaries for 2007-08 and 2009-10.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
On November 5, 2009, signed a two-year contract extension through the 2011-12 season.
Source: NHLPA / NHL.com
2010-11 $1,000,000 $1,186,187 395 $150,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $1,500,000 $1,724,860 371 $500,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,308,191 180 $548,780 37%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. On June 28, 2012, signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $3.5M.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,000,000 $6,661,916 50 $3,951,220 193%
Before the season, signed a eight-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $56M.
Source: NHLPA / Yahoo Sports
2014-15 $7,500,000 $8,194,433 22 $1,500,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,500,000 $8,184,752 26
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,500,000 $8,082,788 33
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,500,000 $7,914,287 44
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,210,466 54 -$500,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,500,000 $6,576,273 90 -$500,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 67
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 $6,500,000 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$63,098,780
(In today's dollars: US$67,650,528)

NHL Rank: 87
(In today's dollars: 125)

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