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NHL Fortune: $2,658,000


Pontus Aberg’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $2,658,000 (US $2,801,462 in today's dollars), ranking #2232 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 23, 1993
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2012
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 37
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2017-18 $650,000 $716,771 749
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $650,000 $699,673 988
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $608,000 $635,017 1136
Earned 45 million rubles as base salary with Chelyabinsk Traktor 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 $608,000 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).
2021-22 $750,000 $750,000 875 $142,000 23%
On July 29, 2021, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $750,000.
Source: NBC Sports
Career Total: US $2,658,000
(In today's dollars: US $2,801,462)

NHL Rank: 2232
(In today's dollars: 2523)

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