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Hockey Fortune: $117,784,615

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Vincent Lecavalier’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $117,784,615 (US $163,282,750 in today's dollars), ranking #10 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $5,285,715 for a projected hockey fortune of US $123,070,330.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Vincent Lecavalier
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1998-99 $975,000 $1,822,480 256
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $975,000 $1,783,422 287
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $975,000 $1,725,218 317
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,500,000 $2,581,183 235
2002-03 $2,000,000 $3,387,814 197
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source(s): La Presse
2003-04 $2,625,000 $4,347,888 160
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $1,500,000 $2,419,790 5
With Kazan Ak-Bars of the Russian Superleague to play from late November to the end of the season. He was scheduled to earn $2.6M in the NHL (according to the Monthly Labor Review - Bureau of Labor Statistics, he was scheduled to earn $4.4M in the NHL)
Source(s): Sports Illustrated / Monthly Labor Review - Bureau of Labor Statistics / Book: Lockouts and Work Stoppages in Professional Sports
2005-06 $6,000,000 $9,361,462 17
In August 2005, signed a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $27.5M.
Source(s): TSN / La Presse
2006-07 $7,166,667 $10,832,300 9
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $7,166,667 $10,531,897 12
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $7,166,666 $10,142,513 22
On July 12, 2008, signed a eleven-year contract extension, starting in 2009-10, with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $85M: $10M/season in salary and bonuses from 2009-10 to 2015-16; $8.5M in 2016-2017; $4M in 2017-2018, $1.5M in 2018-2019; $1M in 2019-2020.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2009-10 $10,000,000 $14,202,480 1
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $10,000,000 $13,973,218 1
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $10,000,000 $13,545,834 2
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $5,853,659 $7,768,674 12
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $10,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
After the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning bought out the 7 years left on his contract. Per the NHL compliance buyout rule, two-thirds of the $49M remaining on the contract had to be paid over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract. Due to the structure of his contract and signing bonus, his $32,666,667 buyout was to be paid in equal yearly payment of $1,761,905 over the following 14 seasons, ending with the 2026-27, plus an additional $2,666,667 to be paid each year from 2013-14 to 2015-16.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2013-14 $10,428,572 $13,640,049 5
On July 2, 2013, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $22.5M. Earned a salary of $6M plus the $4,428,572 payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): NHLPA / RDS / TSN
2014-15 $10,428,572 $13,422,260 7
Earned a salary of $6M plus the $4,428,572 payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2015-16 $8,928,572 $11,478,086 17
During the season, was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. One stipulation of the trade was that he would voluntary retire after the season. Never played pro-hockey again after the season. Earned a salary of $4.5M plus the $4,428,572 payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2016-17 $1,761,905 $2,236,792 406
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2017-18 $1,761,905 $2,190,162 399
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2018-19 $1,761,905 $2,137,917 464
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2019-20 $1,761,905 $2,099,869 463
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2020-21 $1,761,905 $2,074,391 445
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
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 $1,761,905 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 $1,761,905 $1,981,005 457
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2022-23 $1,761,905 $1,834,139 482
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2023-24 $1,761,905 $1,761,905 488
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
Career Total: US $117,784,615
(In today's dollars: US $163,282,750)

NHL Rank: 10
(In today's dollars: 8)
Under Contract
2024-25 $1,761,905
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2025-26 $1,761,905
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
2026-27 $1,761,905
Payment from the Tampa Bay Lightning from the contract buyout after the 2012-13 season.
Source(s): TSN
Under contract for: US $5,285,715

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $123,070,330