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NHL Fortune: $38,775,000

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Leon Draisaitl’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$38,775,000 (US$39,890,329 in today's dollars), ranking #270 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Germany
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2014
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2014-15 $925,000 $1,010,647 502
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $925,000 $1,009,453 487
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $925,000 $996,877 518
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,000,000 $9,497,144 18 $8,075,000 873%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,000,000 $9,270,599 20
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,000,000 $9,105,609 35
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 26
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$38,775,000
(In today's dollars: US$39,890,329)

NHL Rank: 270
(In today's dollars: 336)

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