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NHL Fortune: $23,213,540

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Brent Sopel’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$23,213,540 (US$28,549,607 in today's dollars), ranking #564 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 $459,338 878
Contract in Canadian currency: $380,000.
2000-01 $375,000 $563,284 716
2001-02 $475,000 $693,870 648 $100,000 27%
2002-03 $550,000 $790,877 590 $75,000 16%
2003-04 $875,000 $1,230,308 444 $325,000 59%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,400,000 $3,178,780 111
2006-07 $2,400,000 $3,079,438 157
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,360,000 $1,696,622 311 -$1,040,000 -43%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,003,484 227 $1,140,000 84%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,014,123 239
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,000,000 $2,372,375 284 -$500,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,500,000 $2,874,767 277 $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 $2,816,543 121 $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 $2,775,798 313 $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 Earnings: US$23,213,540
(In today's dollars: US$28,549,607)

NHL Rank: 564
(In today's dollars: 553)

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