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NHL Fortune: $65,168,780

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Kris Letang’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$65,168,780 (US$69,995,839 in today's dollars), ranking #76 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 62
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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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 $560,000 $698,609 601
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $685,000 $822,954 562 $125,000 22%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $625,000 $753,531 580 -$60,000 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,151,656 158 $2,875,000 460%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,024,673 186
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,308,191 180 -$1,451,220 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $3,886,118 205 $1,451,220 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $7,250,000 $7,921,285 26 $3,750,000 107%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,250,000 $7,911,927 32
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,250,000 $7,813,362 39
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,250,000 $7,650,477 51
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,250,000 $7,467,982 52
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $7,250,000 $7,335,074 66
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 52
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 $7,250,000 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$65,168,780
(In today's dollars: US$69,995,839)

NHL Rank: 76
(In today's dollars: 114)

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