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NHL Fortune: $9,567,250

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Nigel Dawes’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$9,567,250 (US$10,494,125 in today's dollars), ranking #1138 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 9, 1985
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 149
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $587,500 $731,305 620
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,061,807 460 $262,500 45%
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,300,000 $1,495,536 495
With Astana Barys in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
Source: Sports.ru
2018-19 $2,968,750 $3,168,432 356
Earned 150 million rubles as base salary with Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Also earned 40 million rubles as bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $3,050,000 $3,197,215 349 $81,250 3%
With Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based salary of $2.3M plus bonus of about $750,000. (According to Brent Sopel, Dawes earned $3M. / According to Russian website Sport Express, he earned a base salary of $2.38M (150 million rubles, based on 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $))
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt / Brent Sopel on the Spittin Chiclets Podcast
2020-21 $811,000 $839,830 746 -$2,239,000 -73%
Earned 60 million rubles as base salary with Kazan Ak-Bars in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $811,000 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 Total: US$9,567,250
(In today's dollars: US$10,494,125)

NHL Rank: 1138
(In today's dollars: 1265)

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