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NHL Fortune: $74,274,146

Description

Jamie Benn’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$74,274,146 (US$78,217,634 in today's dollars), ranking #56 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 129
  • By: Dallas Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $585,000 $705,305 612
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $635,000 $753,229 632 $50,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $670,000 $770,437 662 $35,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $2,967,674 104 $1,964,146 293%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,551,597 89 $2,365,854 90%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,250,000 $5,736,103 101 $250,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,750,000 $6,274,977 99 $500,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,750,000 $6,196,804 105
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $13,000,000 $13,718,097 3 $7,250,000 126%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $13,000,000 $13,390,865 4
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $13,000,000 $13,152,546 9
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 26 -$4,000,000 -31%
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 $9,000,000 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$74,274,146
(In today's dollars: US$78,217,634)

NHL Rank: 56
(In today's dollars: 87)

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