Gary Bettman earns $9.6 million in 2013-14 fiscal year


According to the Sports Business Journal, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made a staggering $9.6 million between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

These numbers come from the league’s most recent tax filings, which are made pubic since the NHL holds a tax-exempt status. The filings show that Bettman earned a base salary of $9,490,438—which was more than all but four NHL players last season and signaled an $800,000 increase over the previous year’s salary.

The Sports Business Journal also shared that the league “reported a loss of $8.47 million for its fiscal year, compared with a loss of $71.87 million for the year prior, which included the lockout-shortened season. It reported a $3.6 million annual loss prior to that, for 2011-12. While total revenue increased year-over-year from $41.16 million in 2012-13 to $124.38 million in 2013-14, expenses also increased, from $113 million to $132.8 million, respectively.”

In addition to Bettman, the earnings of several other top executives within the NHL were released. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly earned $3,121,598, which was up from $2.98 million. Craig Harnett, the league’s chief financial officer, earned $1.2 million—which was roughly an increase of $100,000—and Senior EVP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell earned $1,620,004.

The league employed 669 people during this time, up from 644 employees the previous year.

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