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NHL Fortune: $37,211,890

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Mikael Backlund’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $37,211,890 (US $40,404,364 in today's dollars), ranking #319 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 24
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $875,000 $1,084,621 468
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $787,500 $946,302 594 -$87,500 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $424,390 $499,641 665 -$363,110 -46%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $725,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,500,000 $1,740,428 461 $1,075,610 253%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,712,638 409
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,575,000 $4,076,966 248 $2,075,000 138%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,575,000 $4,026,176 266
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $3,575,000 $3,942,243 268
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,850,000 $6,297,061 132 $2,275,000 64%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $5,850,000 $6,184,992 134
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,350,000 $4,543,296 181 -$1,500,000 -26%
Source: 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 $4,350,000 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 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 146 $1,000,000 23%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $37,211,890
(In today's dollars: US $40,404,364)

NHL Rank: 319
(In today's dollars: 382)

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