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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$29,580,510 in today's dollars), ranking #599 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 $475,924 878
Contract in Canadian currency: $380,000.
2000-01 $375,000 $583,624 715
2001-02 $475,000 $718,925 648 $100,000 27%
2002-03 $550,000 $819,435 590 $75,000 16%
2003-04 $875,000 $1,274,734 444 $325,000 59%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,400,000 $3,293,563 111
2006-07 $2,400,000 $3,190,634 157
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,360,000 $1,757,886 311 -$1,040,000 -43%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,111,937 227 $1,140,000 84%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,122,961 239
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,000,000 $2,458,039 284 -$500,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $2,978,572 277 $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 $2,918,246 121 $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 $2,876,030 313 $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$29,580,510)

NHL Rank: 599
(In today's dollars: 581)

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