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NHL Fortune: $96,803,966

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Ryan Getzlaf’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $96,803,966 (US $119,990,617 in today's dollars), ranking #30 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
2005-06 $881,000 $1,328,109 389
2006-07 $714,400 $1,043,303 488
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $623,200 $884,875 571
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $6,153,275 89
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,125,000 $7,032,721 74
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,125,000 $6,919,197 74
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,750,000 $7,525,562 68
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,585,366 $4,597,464 51
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 $8,214,286 39
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $8,750,000 $10,881,135 16
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,250,000 $11,489,326 12
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,250,000 $11,346,194 15
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,025,000 $10,839,426 17
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $8,950,000 $10,492,931 27
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,275,000 $9,528,906 47
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $6,000,000 $6,825,348 76
Source: NHLPA
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 $6,000,000 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 $4,500,000 $4,888,561 205
On July 28, 2021, as a free agent, re-signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks for $3M in base salary and an additional possible $1.5M in bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News / NBC Sports / Orange County Register / NHLPA
Career Total: US $96,803,966
(In today's dollars: US $119,990,617)

NHL Rank: 30
(In today's dollars: 41)

 

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