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NHL Fortune: $92,303,966

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Ryan Getzlaf’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$92,303,966 (US$101,131,975 in today's dollars), ranking #24 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 19
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $881,000 $1,166,877 385
2006-07 $714,400 $916,646 481 -$166,600 -19%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $623,200 $777,452 566 -$91,200 -13%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85 $3,876,800 622%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,125,000 $6,178,953 73 $625,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,125,000 $6,079,210 72
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,750,000 $6,611,963 66 $625,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,585,366 $4,039,334 50 -$2,164,634 -38%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,125,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,500,000 $7,217,076 37 $2,914,634 81%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $8,750,000 $9,560,171 15 $2,250,000 35%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,250,000 $10,094,528 12 $500,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,250,000 $9,968,772 15
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,025,000 $9,523,525 17 -$225,000 -2%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $8,950,000 $9,219,095 27 -$75,000 -1%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,275,000 $8,372,102 47 -$675,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 77 -$2,275,000 -27%
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 $6,000,000 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$92,303,966
(In today's dollars: US$101,131,975)

NHL Rank: 24
(In today's dollars: 39)

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey career earnings. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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