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NHL Fortune: $89,627,927

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Jason Spezza’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $89,627,927 (US $116,571,939 in today's dollars), ranking #41 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 13, 1983
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2001
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Ottawa Senators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
2002-03 $1,130,000 $1,849,411 337
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $565,000 $904,197 562
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,100,000 $1,658,252 295
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $4,000,000 $5,841,560 65
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $5,000,000 $7,099,450 55
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $8,000,000 $10,939,155 5
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,977,906 6
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $8,000,000 $10,800,697 6
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $8,000,000 $10,470,348 10
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,682,927 $6,004,851 14
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $8,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $6,318,681 90
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,974,233 176
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,500,000 $9,315,670 27
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,500,000 $9,199,617 33
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,500,000 $9,007,833 45
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $8,792,959 40
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $700,000 $806,071 830
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $700,000.
Source: NHLPA / The Tennessean
2020-21 $700,000 $796,291 906
On October 5, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maples Leafs for $700,000.
Source: NBC Sports / 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 $700,000 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 $750,000 $814,760 876
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $89,627,927
(In today's dollars: US $116,571,939)

NHL Rank: 41
(In today's dollars: 46)

 

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