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NHL Fortune: $77,475,000

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Connor McDavid’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $77,475,000 (US $87,220,529 in today's dollars), ranking #63 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2015
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
2012-13 $0 $0 917
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $0 was prorated for the 48-game season. At age 15, signed a five-year endorsement deal with RBK Hockey for $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
Source: Book: Hockey Confidential
2013-14 $0 $0 867
Had an endorsement deal with RBK Hockey for $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
Source: Book: Hockey Confidential
2014-15 $0 $0 788
Had an endorsement deal with RBK Hockey for $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
Source: Book: Hockey Confidential
2015-16 $925,000 $1,148,933 491
Prior to the season, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers for the maximum first-year player salary of $925,000 per season and $2.85M in performance bonuses possible each season. Missed almost half the season due to injuries possibly preventing him from earning performance bonuses. Prior to the season, signed a five-year endorsement deal with CCM for $1M per year. Also represented Adidas training shoes and sportswear; the sports energy drink BioSteel; Rogers; a hockey training device, the PowerEdge pro; a Toronto-area memorabilia business, AJ Sportsworld; Canadian Tire?s Jumpstart program; and CIBC.
Source: NHLPA / Book: The McDavid Effect / Book: Hockey Confidential
2016-17 $3,775,000 $4,630,474 251
Earned his $925,000 salary and likely also earned his $2.85M performance bonuses. Also had his $1M per year endorsement deal with CCM.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Hockey Confidential / Book: The McDavid Effect
2017-18 $3,775,000 $4,533,943 259
Earned his $925,000 salary and likely also earned his $2.85M performance bonuses. Also had his $1M per year endorsement deal with CCM. On July 5, 2017, signed a eight-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers, starting in 2018-19, for $100M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: The McDavid Effect / Book: Grits and Glory
2018-19 $15,000,000 $17,585,919 2
Also had his $1M per year endorsement deal with CCM.
Source: NHLPA / Book: The McDavid Effect
2019-20 $15,000,000 $17,272,941 4
Also earned $3.5M in endorsements (including his $1M per year CCM endorsement), making him the best-paid NHLer in 2019-20 according to Forbes.
Source: NHLPA / Book: The McDavid Effect
2020-21 $14,000,000 $15,925,811 3
According to USA Today, per his contract earned $13M in compensation with $12M paid as a bonus before the season to protect himself against a possible lockout.
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 $14,000,000 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 $13,000,000 $14,122,509 2
Source: NHLPA
2022-23 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 3
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $77,475,000
(In today's dollars: US $87,220,529)

NHL Rank: 63
(In today's dollars: 110)

 

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