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NHL Fortune: $85,463,780

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Claude Giroux’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $85,463,780 (US $101,755,754 in today's dollars), ranking #44 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $12,500,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $97,963,780.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 22
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
2008-09 $850,000 $1,162,285 463
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,166,403 464
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $765,000 $1,032,817 548
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,599,182 267
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,627,122 185
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $6,318,681 90
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $12,435,583 8
Prior to the season, signed a eight-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $66.2M.
Source: NHLPA / NBC Sports
2015-16 $9,000,000 $11,178,803 13
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $11,039,540 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $10,809,399 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $10,551,551 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $9,212,235 48
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,200,000 $8,190,417 53
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 $7,200,000 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 $5,000,000 $5,431,734 164
Source: NHLPA
2022-23 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 63
On July 13, 2022, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $19.5M: $7M + $7M + $5.5M.
Source: Pierre LeBrun / NHLPA
Career Total: US $85,463,780
(In today's dollars: US $101,755,754)

NHL Rank: 44
(In today's dollars: 68)
Under Contract
2023-24 $7,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $5,500,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US $12,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $97,963,780

 

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