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NHL Fortune: $23,213,540

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Brent Sopel’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $23,213,540 (US $29,834,373 in today's dollars), ranking #604 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 7, 1977
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1995
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 144
  • By: Vancouver Canucks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $278,540 $480,009 880
Contract in Canadian currency: $380,000.
2000-01 $375,000 $588,632 717
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $475,000 $725,095 651 $100,000 27%
2002-03 $550,000 $826,468 594 $75,000 16%
2003-04 $875,000 $1,285,674 448 $325,000 59%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,400,000 $3,321,829 115
2006-07 $2,400,000 $3,218,017 162
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,360,000 $1,772,972 315 -$1,040,000 -43%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,138,644 229 $1,140,000 84%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,149,762 240
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,000,000 $2,479,134 287 -$500,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $3,004,134 281 $500,000 25%
Estimated salary with Novokuznetsk Metallurg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He said that his salary was better than what he ever got in the NHL.
Source: Brent Sopel on the Spittin' Chiclet Podcast
2012-13 $2,500,000 $2,943,291 123 $0 0%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,270,834 was prorated for the 48-game season. Estimated salary with Novokuznetsk Metallurg and Ufa Salavat Yulayev in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He said that his salary was better than what he ever got in the NHL.
Source: Brent Sopel on the Spittin' Chiclet Podcast
2013-14 $2,500,000 $2,900,713 314 $0 0%
Estimated salary with Ufa Salavat Yulayev in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He said that his salary was better than what he ever got in the NHL. Assording to sports.ru, his base salary was $1.3M. Might have also earned bonuses.
Source: Brent Sopel on the Spittin' Chiclet Podcast
Career Total: US $23,213,540
(In today's dollars: US $29,834,373)

NHL Rank: 604
(In today's dollars: 587)

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