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NHL Fortune: $53,911,499

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Alexander Steen’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$53,911,499 (US$58,909,910 in today's dollars), ranking #135 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2002
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 24
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2006-07 $770,180 $988,217 458
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $870,180 $1,085,564 424 $100,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,700,000 $2,042,369 312 $829,820 95%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,700,000 $2,049,604 308
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,750,000 $3,262,015 236 $1,050,000 62%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,566,667 $4,101,334 184 $816,667 30%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,087,805 $2,352,157 177 -$1,478,862 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,566,667 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,566,667 $3,960,139 204 $1,478,862 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,100,000 $5,572,214 105 $1,533,333 43%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,800,000 $6,329,542 96 $700,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $6,500,000 $7,005,083 62 $700,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,000,000 $7,386,668 53 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,210,466 54
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,500,000 $5,564,539 149 -$1,500,000 -21%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $0 $0 1245 -$5,500,000 -100%
Had a contract for $3.5M but prior to the season, on December 17, 2020, he announced that he was retiring due to a back injury.
Source: ESPN / NHLPA
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 $0 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).
Career Earnings: US$53,911,499
(In today's dollars: US$58,909,910)

NHL Rank: 135
(In today's dollars: 166)

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