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NHL Fortune: $2,381,000

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Teemu Pulkkinen’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,381,000 (US$2,517,217 in today's dollars), ranking #2342 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 2, 1992
Country of birth: Finland
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 111
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $735,000 $838,201 648
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $743,000 $776,016 862
Earned 55 million rubles as base salary with Moscow Dynamo and Yaroslavl Lokomotiv 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 $743,000 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 $903,000 $903,000 658 $160,000 22%
65 million rubles as base salary with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2021 exchange rate of 72 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Career Total: US$2,381,000
(In today's dollars: US$2,517,217)

NHL Rank: 2342
(In today's dollars: 2618)

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