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NHL Fortune: $26,926,829

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Nick Bjugstad’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$26,926,829 (US$28,097,297 in today's dollars), ranking #476 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 19
  • By: Florida Panthers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2012-13 $526,829 $593,535 517
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $900,000 $999,287 603 $373,171 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $900,000 $983,332 548
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,850,000 $3,110,206 300 $1,950,000 217%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,350,000 $3,610,312 281 $500,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,850,000 $4,062,667 254 $500,000 15%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,300,000 $4,429,286 248 $450,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,058,672 180 $700,000 16%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,250,000 $5,250,000 119 $250,000 5%
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 $5,250,000 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$26,926,829
(In today's dollars: US$28,097,297)

NHL Rank: 476
(In today's dollars: 566)

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