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NHL Fortune: $6,342,500


Markus Granlund’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$6,342,500 (US$6,591,692 in today's dollars), ranking #1366 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$1,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$7,342,500.

Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 45
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2014-15 $767,500 $838,564 624
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $850,000 $916,049 601
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $950,000 $1,002,476 482 $100,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,475,000 $1,519,348 496 $525,000 55%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $1,300,000 $1,315,255 523 -$175,000 -12%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $1.3M.
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 520 -$300,000 -23%
On June 29, 2020, signed a 2-year contract with Salavat Yulaev of the Kontinental Hockey League for 70 million rubles ($1M based on the 2020 exchange rate of 70 rubles per $), including bonuses.
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 $1,000,000 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$6,342,500
(In today's dollars: US$6,591,692)

NHL Rank: 1366
(In today's dollars: 1533)
Under Contract
2021-22 $1,000,000
Under contract for: US$1,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$7,342,500

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