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NHL Fortune: $73,463,780

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Claude Giroux’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$73,463,780 (US$78,484,027 in today's dollars), ranking #59 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $765,000 $907,433 538 -$85,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,750,000 $3,162,243 263 $1,985,000 259%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,308,191 180 -$701,220 -25%
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 $5,551,597 89 $2,951,220 144%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $10,925,910 7 $5,000,000 100%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,000,000 $9,821,703 13 -$1,000,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,000,000 $9,699,346 16
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,497,144 18
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,270,599 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48 -$1,000,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $7,200,000 $7,200,000 54 -$800,000 -10%
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 $7,200,000 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$73,463,780
(In today's dollars: US$78,484,027)

NHL Rank: 59
(In today's dollars: 84)

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