Richest player in NHL history

Richest player in NHL history

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Jaromir Jagr is still #1 in the Top 25 NHL/hockey total earnings since 1989 and it’s not going to change for a few more years. He’s also ranked #1 in today’s dollar value which reflects the equivalent, in today’s purchasing power, of players’ past salaries. Figures shown represent NHL earnings; investment results may vary – ask Sergei Fedorov and Mike Modano. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

Ranking – Sorted in $US

    Today’s Dollar Value
Rank Player NHL Fortune NHL Fortune Rank Status
1 Jaromir Jagr $139,198,863 $188,905,966 1 Waiting for a call
2 Sidney Crosby $119,740,244 $131,577,164 5 Active
3 Alex Ovechkin $113,220,893 $124,558,056 7 Active
4 Gary Bettman $110,302,074 $121,528,037 8 Can’t skate
5 Joe Thornton $108,778,561 $128,452,721 6 Active
6 Chris Pronger $108,750,348 $142,284,106 2 Retired
7 Shea Weber $108,405,122 $118,162,768 9 Active
8 Ilya Kovalchuk $101,429,024 $116,437,158 11 Active
9 Nicklas Lidstrom $100,318,571 $135,144,020 4 Retired
10 Evgeni Malkin $99,720,893 $108,960,333 23 Active
11 Zdeno Chara $98,868,695 $115,406,689 12 Active
12 Henrik Lundqvist $98,283,390 $108,576,830 26 Active
13 Anze Kopitar $97,369,878 $105,073,973 28 Active
14 Rick Nash $96,818,780 $109,789,604 21 Retired
15 Zach Parise $94,930,390 $103,235,996 31 Active
16 Patrick Kane $94,837,195 $101,678,561 32 Active
17 Jonathan Toews $94,762,195 $101,588,231 33 Active
18 Patrick Marleau $94,134,024 $109,369,051 22 Active
19 Joe Sakic $94,045,190 $136,252,038 3 Retired
20 Marian Hossa $93,874,390 $111,197,524 20 Retired
21 Roberto Luongo $93,130,646 $107,872,762 27 Retired
22 Ryan Suter $91,380,390 $99,133,615 37 Active
23 Jarome Iginla $90,922,561 $112,164,042 19 Retired
24 Vincent Lecavalier $90,403,659 $108,911,857 24 Retired
25 Marian Gaborik $90,344,244 $103,548,899 30 Retired

Ranking – Sorted in Today’s $US Value

    Today’s Dollar Value
Rank Player NHL Fortune Rank NHL Fortune Status
1 Jaromir Jagr $139,198,863 1 $188,905,966  Still waiting for a call
2 Chris Pronger $108,750,348 6 $142,284,106  Retired
3 Joe Sakic $94,045,190 19 $136,252,038  Retired
4 Nicklas Lidstrom $100,318,571 9 $135,144,020  Retired
5 Sidney Crosby $119,740,244 2 $131,577,164  Active
6 Joe Thornton $108,778,561 5 $128,452,721  Active
7 Alex Ovechkin $113,220,893 3 $124,558,056  Active
8 Gary Bettman $110,302,074 4 $121,528,037  Nope, never skated
9 Shea Weber $108,405,122 7 $118,162,768  Active
10 Paul Kariya $82,661,886 30 $117,108,801  Retired
11 Ilya Kovalchuk $101,429,024 8 $116,437,158  Active
12 Zdeno Chara $98,868,695 11 $115,406,689  Active
13 Keith Tkachuk $80,190,946 39 $114,800,901  Retired
14 Mats Sundin $80,382,393 37 $114,230,206  Retired
15 Sergei Fedorov $80,223,399 38 $113,905,835  Retired
16 Rob Blake $80,474,196 36 $113,530,806  Retired
17 Peter Forsberg $77,103,116 44 $112,536,725  Retired
18 Mike Modano $77,164,489 43 $112,310,761  Retired
19 Jarome Iginla $90,922,561 23 $112,164,042  Retired
20 Marian Hossa $93,874,390 20 $111,197,524  Retired
21 Rick Nash $96,818,780 14 $109,789,604  Retired
22 Patrick Marleau $94,134,024 18 $109,369,051  Active
23 Evgeni Malkin $99,720,893 10 $108,960,333  Active
24 Vincent Lecavalier $90,403,659 24 $108,911,857  Retired
25 Martin Brodeur $81,523,224 33 $108,625,203  Retired

Gary Bettman Ranks #4 in NHL Fortunes Accumulated

Fourth richest? Are you fucking kidding me!?!?

Fourth richest? Are you fucking kidding me!?!?

Gary Bettman, who has been NHL Commissioner since 1993, has accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune over the years with over $US 110 million, behind Jaromir JagrSidney Crosby, and Alex Ovechkin. And that’s without knowing his salary for the first 12 years of his tenure. Assuming an annual salary of $US 1M during those years, he would rank #2, under Jaromir Jagr.

As points of comparison, John Ziegler, who was NHL President for 15 years, earned an annual salary of $US 225,000, the equivalent of about $US 909,000 in today’s dollar, in the late 1970s. In 1943, Red Dutton earned $US 13,505, the equivalent of $US 200,000 in today’s dollar. Frank Calder, who held the job for 26 years as the first NHL President, earned $US 10,812 ($US 169,609 today) on his last year in 1942-43 while he was paid $US 1,080 ($US 15,428 today) early on, in 1922.

NHL Fortune: $110,302,074

Gary Bettman’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $110,302,074 (US $121,528,037 in today’s dollars), ranking #4 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

Season   Salary
($US)
In today’s
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $0 $0 1093
On February 1, 1993, became Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: The New York Times
2004-05 $3,700,000 $5,008,417 2
As Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: Sportsnet
2008-09 $7,230,000 $8,586,674 19
As Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: Sporting News
2009-10 $7,500,000 $8,940,559 13 $270,000 4%
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 2008-09 and 2010-11.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2010-11 $7,500,000 $8,792,985 16
As Commissioner of the NHL. In March 2011, signed a 5-year contract extension until the end of the 2015-16 season.
Source: Sports Business Journal / Sports Illustrated
2011-12 $8,300,000 $9,436,683 9 $800,000 11%
As Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: Sports Business Journal
2012-13 $8,854,610 $9,861,166 1 $554,610 7%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
As Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: Sports Business Journal
2013-14 $9,617,464 $10,554,444 6 $762,854 9%
As Commissioner of the NHL. Includes salary, deferred compensation, other compensation and nontaxable benefits.
Source: Sports Business Journal
2014-15 $9,600,000 $10,370,596 11 -$17,464 0%
Estimated salary based on documented salaries of 2013-14 and 2019-20.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2015-16 $9,600,000 $10,357,468 9
Estimated salary based on documented salaries of 2013-14 and 2019-20. On January 31, 2016, signed a contract extension until the end of the 2021-22 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus / Sports Illustrated
2016-17 $9,600,000 $10,228,000 11
Estimated salary based on documented salaries of 2013-14 and 2019-20.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2017-18 $9,600,000 $10,015,177 13
Estimated salary based on documented salaries of 2013-14 and 2019-20.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2018-19 $9,600,000 $9,775,866 16
Estimated salary based on documented salaries of 2013-14 and 2019-20.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2019-20 $9,600,000 $9,600,000 30
As Commissioner of the NHL.
Source: Sports Business Journal
Total:
US $110,302,074In today’s dollars:
US $121,528,037
NHL Rank:
4In today’s dollars:
8