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NHL Fortune: $64,197,561

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Pekka Rinne’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$64,197,561 (US$69,373,180 in today's dollars), ranking #81 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Finland
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2004
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 258
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $575,000 $690,801 624
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $725,000 $874,096 541 $150,000 26%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,800,000 $3,321,324 230 $2,075,000 286%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138 $1,200,000 43%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,097,561 $4,616,382 26 $97,561 2%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $7,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $7,000,000 $7,772,236 23 $2,902,439 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,000,000 $7,648,137 29
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $7,386,668 53
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,210,466 54
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $6,000,000 $6,070,406 103 -$1,000,000 -14%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 201 -$2,000,000 -33%
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 $4,000,000 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$64,197,561
(In today's dollars: US$69,373,180)

NHL Rank: 81
(In today's dollars: 117)

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