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NHL Fortune: $17,640,000


Viktor Arvidsson’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$17,640,000 (US$18,102,147 in today's dollars), ranking #707 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$12,750,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$30,390,000.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2014
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 112
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2016-17 $640,000 $689,731 718
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,250,000 $4,484,763 221 $3,610,000 564%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,250,000 $4,377,783 250
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,250,000 $4,299,871 246
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 182
Source: NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $4,250,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Earnings: US$17,640,000
(In today's dollars: US$18,102,147)

NHL Rank: 707
(In today's dollars: 824)
Under Contract
2021-22 $4,250,000
Source: The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
2022-23 $4,250,000
Source: The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
2023-24 $4,250,000
Source: The Hockey News Yearbook 2020-21
Under contract for: US$12,750,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$30,390,000

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