Anders Lee plays as a winger for the National Hockey League team the New York Islanders. Lee has been with the team since the early 2010s and over the years has established himself as one of their most lethal scorers.
With 620 games played, 217 goals, 164 assists, and 381 points (as of the 2022-23 season), Lee certainly holds an undisputed spot in the Islanders’ starting lineup. During the 2017-18 season Lee was the Islanders’ leading goal scorer with 40 goals and with that he ranked seventh most in the NHL during the regular season. But how has the Isles compensated Lee’s talent and his contributions?
Is the kid from Edin Minnesota turned NHL star on the list of highest earners in the league? What salary does Anders Lee command and what does his net worth look like? Decode the numbers and monetary distinction of the 2009 NHL draft in the analysis and reports below.
Break Down Of Anders Lee Salary
So far, Anders Lee has stacked $46,977,329 in terms of career salaries. Active in the NHL since the 2012-13 season, Lee has averaged revenue of $4.2 million (on the field) a year.
To break it down further, a little more than half a million is the recorded salary of the six foot three inches tall left winger for his first-ever season with the New York Islanders. This however was less than his on-paper salary of $900,000 which apparently was distributed for the 48-game season because of the 2012-13 NHL lockout. The following season, Lee got his $900,000 NHL cap hit.
The projected stipend of the Edina High School graduate for the 2014-15 season, as far as the records suggest hovered somewhere around $850,000.
Lee Salary In Millions
In the adjacent season of 2015-16, the aforesaid figures of Anders Lee increased by more than twofold where he reportedly bagged here and there $2 million. In the subsequent NHL editions, Lee respectively grossed $3.5 million, $4.5 million, and $5 million, before bagging in a whopping $9 million for the season 2019-20. The hike of $4 million came after Lee agreed to a seven-year contract with the New York Islanders in July 2019 for $49 million.
However the next season, Lee would only record a salary close to $6 million due to some remodeling in the initial salary clause done in the wake of the global pandemic of 2020. Nonetheless, with the relaxation of the lockdown and the increasing audience in the stadiums, the hockey professional was recognized back to his promised salary in the 2021-22 season.
According to some analysts’ projections, for the next few seasons, the left winger’s takings couldn’t be less than $9 million if the situation does not go south for him and the Islanders.
Lee $49 Million Contract With The New York Islanders
When mentioning the Notre Dame graduate’s cap hits, his summer 2019 seven-year contract extension worth $49 million (with an average annual value of $7 million) is worth discussing.
Anders Lee became the arguably undisputed option for the Islanders after they experienced an empty captain seat which their former captain and center John Travares had made. Travares left the 1988 Division Championships winner in July 2018 to play for his hometown Toronto Maple Leaf.
In the beginning, the Islanders apparently weren’t eyeing a seven-year deal or even a longer one. The former Stanley Cup winners instead were watching for the now New York Rangers left winger Artemi Panarin which however couldn’t happen.
Amidst the aforesaid contract extension, the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference team Montreal Canadiens had also shown interest in Lee with some insiders claiming that the Elmont-based team had offered him a potential cap hit of around $9 million.
So What Is Anders Lee His Net Worth?
He has so many numbers and zeroes on his contract so Anders Lee’s net worth is around $2 million. While it has been almost over a decade since Lee started getting that heavy NHL salary cap, what he has made of them is no less than a mystery. In any case, it is very likely that he at the very least is a millionaire. Besides his current contract with the Islanders is also only going to add a lot to his existing wealth.
In basic maths, if nothing, Lee definitely will have grossed over $50 million from his current attestation. Provided that he doesn’t squander much, his net worth, by the end of his current contract, should at least be around $20 million. However, that’s exclusively speaking in terms of his salaries. His potential business ventures, sponsorship deals, and others are also inevitable to count up his overall wealth in the years ahead.
A Quick Look Into Anders’ Career
Lee, who is married to Grace Dooley, was a varsity ice hockey player as an eighth grader at Saint Thomas Academy. Later he moved to Edina and in the initial years of high school, Lee however played football for the Edina Hornet football team. In his senior year, Lee returned back to ice hockey and by the end of it, many scouts regarded him as the best athlete in the state of Minnesota.
Lee’s pro career began in the 2009 draft when the New York Islanders drafted him in the sixth round, 151st overall. He however would move to the Green Bay Gamblers in the then-upcoming season. By the end of that campaign in the USHL, Anders won titles including Rookie Of The Year and the Gamblers’ leading scorer.
The next season, Lee started playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, his college hockey team. In the first season with the Irish, he became their second-leading scorer. He repeated the feat in his sophomore year as well.
The former high school footballer would receive a call-up from the New York Islanders during the 2012-13 season but the following season he would again leave the team to go play for their minor league affiliate. After a while, the Islanders once again summoned Lee back to their roster but soon was sent to the Sound Tigers. It was only in the 2014-15 season that the Isles called back the northerner for a more long-term situation.
Since then, as mentioned, Anders Lee has appeared for the Islanders’ 620 games scoring 217 goals.