Chad Ruhwedel

New York Rangers, Defensemen
Age: 34-51d (May 07, 1990)
Exp: 10 Years
Country: US
College: Massachusetts
Drafted: Undrafted, PIT, 2013
Career Earnings

$6,324,462

2022-2023 Extension

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 2 year , $1,600,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including $1,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $800,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,600,000
Average Salary:
$800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022-23 32 $800,000 0.97% $800,000 $800,000
2023-24 33 $800,000 0.96% $171,708 $971,708
2024-25 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2022-23 32 $800,000 $800,000 0.97%
2023-24 33 $800,000 $800,000 0.96%
2024-25 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 32 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $485,854
2023-24 33 $171,708 $171,708 $971,708 $485,854 $171,708
Retained/Dead Cash
2023-24 33 $628,292 $628,292 $1,428,292 $628,292 $628,292
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2021 Extension

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 1 year , $750,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including $750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $750,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $750,000
Average Salary:
$750,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2020 Extension

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 2 year , $1,400,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including $1,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $700,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,400,000
Average Salary:
$700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2018 Extension

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 2 year , $1,300,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including $1,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $650,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,300,000
Average Salary:
$650,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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2016-2016

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 1 year , $575,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including $575,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $575,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $575,000
Average Salary:
$575,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2014-2015

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 2 year , $1,300,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $1,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $650,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,300,000
Average Salary:
$650,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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2012-2013 Rookie

Chad Ruhwedel signed a 2 year , $1,850,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres, including $185,000 signing bonus, $1,850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $925,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,850,000
Average Salary:
$925,000
Signing Bonus:
$185,000
Free Agent:
2014 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$6,300,000

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 25
Active
$675,000
$675,000
2016 26
Active
$575,000
$1,250,000
2017 27
Active
$650,000
$1,900,000
2018 28
Active
$650,000
$2,550,000
2019 29
Active
$700,000
$3,250,000
2020 30
Active
$700,000
$3,950,000
2021 31
Active
$750,000
$4,700,000
2022 32
Active
$800,000
$5,500,000
2023 33
Active
Retained
$171,708
$628,292
$5,671,708
$6,300,000
Total      
$6,300,000
$5,671,708
$6,300,000
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
25
$675,000
$675,000
$675,000
2016
26
$575,000
$575,000
$1,250,000
2017
27
$650,000
$650,000
$1,900,000
2018
28
$650,000
$650,000
$2,550,000
2019
29
$700,000
$700,000
$3,250,000
2020
30
$700,000
$700,000
$3,950,000
2021
31
$750,000
$750,000
$4,700,000
2022
32
$800,000
$800,000
$5,500,000
2023
33
$171,708
$628,292
$171,708
$628,292
$5,671,708
$6,300,000
Total
$6,300,000
$6,300,000
$5,671,708
$6,300,000

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 $675,000 - - $675,000
8 $5,453,292 - - $5,453,292
1 $171,708 - - $171,708

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2017-18 PIT Dec 28, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018 0 Upper Body
2021-22 PIT Oct 31, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021 0 COVID-19
2021-22 PIT Nov 12, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021 0 COVID-19
2023-24 PIT Nov 21, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023 0 Lower Body
  • Mar 08, 2024 Traded to New York (NYR) from Pittsburgh (PIT) for 2027 4th round pick
  • Feb 19, 2022 Signed a 2 year $1.6 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Aug 31, 2020 Signed a 1 year $750,000 contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • May 23, 2019 Signed a 1 year $700,000 contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jun 22, 2017 Signed a 2 year $1.3 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jul 01, 2016 Signed a 1 year $575k contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jul 16, 2014 Signed a 2 year $1.3 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Apr 12, 2013 Signed a 2 year $1.85 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 NYR 52 1 3 4 -6 35 0 0 0 0 44 85 4 0
2022 PIT 47 1 4 5 -4 36 0 0 0 0 51 90 18 0
2021 PIT 78 4 9 13 2 82 0 0 0 0 86 149 14 0
2020 PIT 17 0 2 2 3 16 0 0 0 0 13 32 14 0
2019 PIT 41 2 4 6 4 44 0 0 0 0 25 74 12 0
2018 PIT 18 1 1 2 -9 22 0 0 0 0 16 40 4 0
2017 PIT 44 2 3 5 -8 67 0 0 0 0 43 67 16 0
2016 PIT 34 2 8 10 8 45 0 3 0 0 26 36 8 0
2015 BUF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0
2014 BUF 4 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
2013 BUF 21 0 1 1 -3 35 0 1 0 0 29 20 2 0
2012 BUF 7 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 7 0
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